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Degree Programme in Media Management

Autumn 2019

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GENERAL STUDIES
                                       
Basics of Business Competence 10
   
       
                   
Working Community Competence and Communication 10
   
       
                   
Economics Skills 10
   
       
                   
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Higher Education Studies and Working Life Skills 2 1
     
         
             
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Higher Education Studies and Working Life Skills 4 1  
       
               
   
Higher Education Studies and Working Life Skills 5 1    
       
                   
Language Studies
                                       
Finnish Language and Communication 3
   
       
                   
Swedish for Working Life, Written Communication (replacing compulsory Swedish) 2
     
         
             
Swedish for Working Life, Oral Communication (replacing compulsory Swedish) 1
     
         
             
English Professional Skills, B2 3  
     
             
         
STUDY MODULES
                                       
Media and Society
                                       
Media Environments 5
   
       
                   
Legislation and Ethics in the Media Sector 5  
     
             
         
Project Economy
                                       
Economic Norms and Reporting 5
   
       
                   
Profitability and Budgeting of Projects 5
     
         
             
Labor Law and Payroll Calculation 5
     
         
             
Communication
                                       
Means and Objectives of Communication 5
     
         
             
Visual Communication 5  
     
             
         
Design and Development of Communication 5  
       
               
   
Project Management
                                       
Planning a Media Project 5
   
       
                   
Project Management 5
     
         
             
Stakeholders and Customer Relationship Development
                                       
Sales and Customers 5  
     
             
         
Networks and Media Business Models 5  
       
               
   
Creative Concepts
                                       
Creative Concepts 10  
       
               
   
INTERNSHIP
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COMPLEMENTARY COMPETENCE 66                                        
PROJECT STUDIES
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BACHELOR'S THESIS
                                       
Methods, Structure and Tutoring of the Thesis 5  
       
               
   
Bachelor's Thesis 15    
       
                   
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 73 45 16 49 24 19 26 16 39 39 12.3 12.3 12.3 16.5 16.5 20 20 20 18 18

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Programme description

Objective of the degree programme

Bachelor's degree in media production provides the student with the robust basic skills and knowledge needed in the professional market of project management, project development and economics, and thus the preconditions for continuous development of professional skills and entrepreneurship.

Training is carried out as web-based study, so that it is possible to study even if you are currently working full time, regardless of location, in an online environment.

Structure and content of the degree programme

In the online studies of media production it is possible to continue previously completed commercial studies or to complete an unfinished undergraduate Bachelor's Degree in Business combined with professional work experience into a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (AMK) in Media Production. The size of the degree is 210 ECTS credits. During the studies, 150 ECTS credits will be awarded and the previously acquired training and work experience will replace 60 ECTS credits. Previous work experience may include media and communication projects or business activities, for example.

Module studies in media production form the professional core of the degree. Module studies consist of studies in project know-how, business competence, communication and concept design as well as creative design. The student learns the work of the project manager, project coordinator, producer or content provider working in media, communication or marketing projects.

The development of competence can be directed through free-elective studies and projects. Free-elective studies can be daytime courses in business studies, media or other fields of study at Turku University of Applied Sciences or online studies in higher education.

Studies include project studies where students apply their skills in practice. Projects are working life projects, research and development projects or student's own productions.

The studies include internships. During the internship, the students becomes acquainted with the tasks of their professional field in the work environment of choice. Internships and project studies give the student the opportunity to network with organizations of interest and to get acquainted with new job assignments.

At the final stage of the studies, a thesis is completed that deepens the student's professional skills.

Structure of Studies (150 ECTS):
Core Competence
- General Studies 14 ECTS
- Module Studies 70 ECTS
- Internship 15 ECTS

Expanding Competence
- Project Studies 16 ECTS
- Bachelor's Thesis 20 ECTS
- Free-Elective Studies 15 ECTS

Each student's degree is based on personal choices guided by the student’s own professional interest. The student prepares an annual individual study plan (ISP) with the tutor.

Studies in media production are mainly based on practical work supported by theory. Independent work, working online and implementing projects are an integral part of the degree.

Strong linkage to working life through projects and training, etc. provides a good opportunity for up-to-date and work-oriented training and opportunities for networking during the course of the studies.

Successful studying and working in production requires self-initiative, ability to work in online environments, good general knowledge and broad interest in the media sector. In addition, one needs innovation, creativity, interaction, teamwork and leadership skills, problem-solving skills, responsiveness and readiness to change.

Competence objectives

The aim of the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration, Media Production is to provide the capability to manage media projects from planning and financial management to implementation in constantly changing media environments. The studies emphasize project work, project finance, communication, written expression, concept design and teamwork. The aim of the degree is also to provide the basic skills and knowledge needed in the work communities and the ability to develop continually one’s own skills.

A trained project professional can work on media projects independently, as a member of a work group or in cooperation with other professionals both domestically and internationally.

Description of thesis
The thesis may be, for example, a development assignment, a project, a small-scale empirical study (survey, investigation), a combination of a production related to the professional field and a personal work-process analysis or a portfolio that reflects the advanced knowledge. The thesis can be incorporated into the student’s own work, project or internship.

Job opportunities
A graduate of Bachelor of Business Administration, Media Production can work in companies, associations or other communities, for example as a project manager or coordinator in communications or marketing. Graduates from the media production studies have been involved in social media marketing, social media analytics and content production, as event marketers and producers, as well as managers and coordinators. Jobs have been found for example in advertising and communications agencies, non-profit organizations, event agencies and various projects.

Examples of job titles
Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Media Designer, Media Assistant, Marketing Planner, Specialist in Advertising and Marketing, Spokesperson, Producer, Entrepreneur.

Postgraduate study opportunities
A Bachelor of Business Administration, Media Production (AMK) may apply for further studies for example in:
• Appropriate training courses in business, media and cultural production at Finnish universities
• Other universities and colleges according to personal orientation
• Applicable studies leading to a Master's degree (AMK) at Turku University of Applied Sciences
• International Master's programs

Internationalization
• A section of the studies in Media production are conducted as part of foreign language studies, for example through the provision of English-language studies in media production studies, international student exchanges and international projects or free-elective studies.

Pedagogic approaches

Studying at the Turku University of Applied Sciences is self-directed and pragmatic. The teacher's job is to be a coach who helps independent students to achieve their professional goals. Working in different groups also has great weight in the studies. Online skills developed through distance studies provide a good foundation for extensive and international networking and project work.

Turku University of Applied Sciences supports entrepreneurship in the media sector and encourages students to start their own businesses.

The students are also given the opportunity to study in other fields at the Turku University of Applied Sciences and extend their semester through contact teaching or online studies during the summer months.

Assessment

Assessment of teaching and learning is a continuous and comprehensive process. The quality levels of learning and teaching are assessed through feedback discussions, exercises, essays, reports, analyzes and exams. As part of feedback and evaluation, peer review is also done in the online group. An online feedback system is in place to collect feedback on the implementation of studies. Experts who are outside the school can also be used for the evaluation.

Evaluation of the courses is usually done on a scale of 1 – 5. Some of the credits are evaluated on a scale Approved - Rejected. When using the Approved - Rejected -scale, the Implementation Plan determines which grade level the approved performance matches. The evaluation follows the Film and Media evaluation framework.