Making Media: Production, Practices and Professions

05feb2018 22mrt2018


NEW OUC: Learn about the key features of the Dutch and global media industries, with specific reference to journalism, social media, advertising, film, television, games and software, and the music and recording industry.

Review of the key readings and debates in media industries and production research, with a specific focus on:

  • history of media industries and professions;
  • production studies;
  • media management;
  • professional cultures and identities;
  • the business of culture and media economics;
  • industries: journalism, social media, advertising, film, television, games and software, and the music and recording industry;
  • contemporary and future developments: global production networks, the networked enterprise, startup culture, the role of (big) data/algorithms/automatization.

Date, time, location and price

  • Date: 5 February - 22 March 2018
  • Time: Mondays and Fridays 17:00 - 19:00
  • Number of lectures: 14
  • Location: Oudemanhuispoort, room D1.08 (Mondays) and D0.08 (Fridays)
  • Price: 180 / 162 (discount price for AUV-members)

Disclaimer: For the current timetable always consult the UvA timetable website. The Illustere School is not responsible for changes in the timetable.

Study material

  • Scholarly journal articles and book chapters available digitally via Blackboard and the UvA library online.

Important information

Course type Open UvA-Course
Education Lectures
Semester/block Semester 2, block 1
Language English
Other You may only attend the lectures, not the seminars or other extras. It is not possible to partake in exams or obtain credits.
Deadline registration 29 January 2018 (subject to availability)


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