One-year study programme in Media and Information Technology - ÅMIT

Short description

A one-year study programme in media and information technology is best suited as an introduction to further studies in media, informatics or computer science, or as a compliment to another education on undergraduate level or higher. Understanding and knowledge in the field of media and IT will give the graduated students advantages in companies that use computers actively and will make computer and media supported work assignments easier and more effective.


One year, 60 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes


Students during the academic year have the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of development and maintenance of web solutions, publishing and visual presentation across platforms and technologies, development processes and methods in media and information technology. They should be able to update and further develop the acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills in this area. The candidate will also have some knowledge of media technology's history, character and place in society.


Candidates will through the topics this year be able to apply knowledge about the development of solutions for the web platform and be able to attack the theoretical issues and make informed choices. They should be able to reflect upon their own professional practice and be able to locate, assess and refer to information and technical material and present it so that it highlights a problem. Candidates should also be able to master the most important academic tools, techniques and forms of expression relevant to work in IT-based development projects.

General skills:

After a year of media and IT, the candidate will have a basic understanding of current issues around copyright, authentication, data security and information flow. They should be able to exchange views and experiences with others with a background in media technology, web development and thereby contribute to the development of good practice.

In addition, it will be possible to select an additional 5 credits course in basic mobile systems, which together with the compulsory courses will provide a greater understanding of how to develop systems adapted to the mobile world.


A one-year study programme is not well suited for student exchange, but adjustments can be made if the student contacts the programme coordinator.

Target Group

A one-year study programme in media and IT will normally not be sufficient as an education on its own and should therefore be combined with another education. The study programme is suited for people with work experience but lack computer knowledge or as a part of a skills development programme. The study programme can also be the first year of a longer media and IT education.

The study programme is best suited for those who

  •  are leaving the Upper Secondary School and consider a occupational career within media and IT.
  •  have a job or an education which expects use of computer tools to perform work assignments.
  •  need more informatics to be acceptet into a informatics bases master programme, such as Master in Media Technology.

The study programme will together with a bachelor degree in media design, media management, geomatics, electro or similar give the right to apply to the master programme in Media Technology.

Course Structure

The course structure of the study programme will give a broad and basic understanding of media, information and communication technology. The teaching method is lecturing in class rooms, auditoriums and laboratory work.

The students will throughout the year of study do individual or group based practical and theoretical assignments.

The study programme courses can principally be divided into two group; media subjects and informatics subjects. The informatics subjects are lectured in the fall semester and are as follows:

  •  Basic Java programming
  •  Information and publication technology (media related)
  •  Information structure and databases

The media subjects are lectured in the spring semester and are as follows:

  •  Web publishing (informatics related)
  •  Digital video production

In addition the students can choose an elective course within the media, communication and information technology discipline.

Table of subjects


Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S)
IMT1241 Basic Java programming C 10  
IMT1041 Information and Publishing Technology C 10  
IMT2261 Information Structures and Database Systems C 10  
IMT1291 Web design C   10
IMT1331 Multimediaproduction I C   10
IMT2243 Software Engineering C   10
IMT2551 Mobile Systems Fundamentals E   5
Sum: 30 30
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course