Bachelor in Media Production - BMP

Short description

The production and publishing of media today are mainly digital. Since much of the production takes place on Mac or PC, a great many have access to the same equipment and platforms as the the professional companies use. Web publishing, video editing, production of products as invitations and printed acknowledgement are aspects many have knowledge about.

There are on the other hand great redifference between knowledge about media production at home and being part of a professional productions where larger production systems are used. This is the focus of the education in Bachelor in Media Production. The students will learn how to tell stories with images, how to do sound recording in a sound studio, how video production can be much more than video recording to a videocassette, how a production can be distributed and plenty more.


Full time, underdegree, 3 year study programme giving 180 ECTS and the grade Bachelor in Media Production.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the study programme, the student should have aquired the following:

  • have basic knowledge about modern digital multimedia production, media studies and social competence and how these are utilized in creative work and relevant media-related problem solving
  • have in-depth knowledge in the field of digital multimedia production, media production management, creative process, text-, information-, and content production, storytelling/writing and digital media publishing
  • have knowledge that enables a perspective on media production in a wider context, particularly health care, nursing, technology, economics and management as well as IT and other media subjects
  • have key skills that include: Problem solving and planning with different projects and tools, principles for building a production by analysis of the entire process from idea to published product, digital representation of information, a variety of relevant applications and tools for production and communication, quality assurance, concept development and quality assurance projects, events, online publications and selected areas of specialization
  • be familiar with the basic media history, media's role in society and technology, basic media law and have knowledge about innovation and entrepreneurship and sustainable development and a reflective attitude to the environmental, ethical and economic consequences media content can have for individuals and society
  • know the research challenges in relevant sections of the media field, as well as scientific methodology and methods used in the discipline


  • master the methods and tools that help both analytical, structured, purposeful and innovative work. The candidate is able to apply and adapt knowledge to solve theoretical, technical and practical issues both in innovation, problem- formulation, analysis, specification, solution generation, evaluation, selection and reporting -show proficiency in using devices, including but not limited to :
    • mobile media devices, systems and services in a media production situation
    • specification, development, preparation and implementation of several types ( and combinations )of Media Production
    • integration and critical use of different types of content and formats
    • collection and dispatch of specifications and evaluation of these
    • evaluation and cost-calculation of equipment. labour and systems
    • modelling, programming and planning of productions
    • use of creative development methods and customer participation
    • models for classic and accessible storytelling / narrative
    • use of evaluation and follow-up models -identify, plan and implement multimedia production projects , assignments, tests and experiments both independently and in teams.
  • find, think critically about, use and refer to relevant information, literature and technical material and present and discuss this so that it highlights a problem, both written and oral.
  • contribute new ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship through the development and implementation of sustainable and socially beneficial products, systems and solutions where media production and content development are included

General competence

  • be conscious of media producers and content developer's role and recognize the opportunities this can provide - as well as environmental, ethical and economic implications of products and solutions and is able to see them both in a local and global context
  • to disseminate knowledge of media production technology to various audiences both written and oral, as well as Norwegian and English (or alternatively a third language), be capable of contributing to a public debate in order to demonstrate media technology and media production's importance and impact in the community
  • have an awareness of their own knowledge and skills, respect for other disciplines and professionals and can contribute in an interdisciplinary collaboration
  • participate actively in discussions and have the ability to share their knowledge and experiences with others and contribute to the development of good practice


The courses are mainly lectured in Norwegian, but with some possibilities for English in parts or whole courses.

Target Group

The target group for the study programme is primarily applicants from upper secondary school with interests for production and preparing digital media. The programme will suit both students wanting to focus on use of different technologies, students wanting to develop skills in production of sound and video, and students wanting to develop understanding for production systems in different forms of media production.

Admission Criteria

General matriculation requirement.

Course Structure

The study programme is built on a group of basic, compulsory courses. The students will in addition select in-depth study the last study year.

The students will go into production and publishing of sound, video, text and images in different media. The students will get an understanding and knowledge of production systems for video, sound, paper based media and web production in such a way that they can understand and participate in media production on different levels in a production chain. The students have to understand the different theory describing the structure of different media elements, systems and interaction to achieve such knowledge. The students are expected to transfer their theoretical knowledge to practical projects as well.

The students are recommended to primarily select courses in economy and marketing as electives. These courses are not mandatory in the study programme, but contains important topics important to know about to understand the alternatives in connection with planning and carrying out productions. Most students will get jobs that implies a project manager or middle manager position. Comprehension of among other factors, market an economy will then be a presumption.

The courses can be devided into two main categories. There are courses related to production and courses related to publishing. The following topics will be central in the category production:

  • Central technical and social aspects in information technology in relation with digital publishing technology
  • Insight into production of different media types that are a part of a multimedia production
  • Knowledge about production of media elements and the systems supporting the larger productions.
  • 3 dimensional objects and animations
  • Technical operational production management, planning, maintenance and calculation of digital network based production systems.

The publishing related part of the programmes courses will contain the following central topics:

  • Knowledge and skill within development and publishing of information for web
  • Experience in typgraphic design
  • Operation manners and capacities for equipment used in pre-press and press.
  • Knowledge about colour, image representation and digital image related technology
  • Human factors and end-users need and premise on design of user interface in digital media.

The students will in addition get introduced to topics of more general character such as media science and quality in the different parts of the production. The aim with these courses is to help the students develop their abilities to evaluate the production.

The evaluation methods reflects the pedagogical methods. The common evaluation methods are written exam, project work (individual and group), and essays. In addition the grading can be based on mandatory works, oral presentations and laboratory work.

The university college has up-to-date media and publishing laboratories for broadband utilisaton in production and distribution in numerous media channels. These laboratories will be used by the students when they work with compulsory courses, in-depth courses, and it is also an objective that the students will use them to explore own creativity and the equipments technical possibilities.

Table of subjects

1st year Bachelor in media production 2014/2015

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
IMT1412 Practical photography C 5          
IMT1401 Information and publishing technology C 5          
IMT1292 Web design C 10          
IMT1281 Media science C 10          
IMT1331 Video Production C   10        
IMT2002 Digital Image Reproduction and Colour Management C   10        
IMT1461 Academic Reading and Writing for Media Studies C   5        
IMT2661 Mobile Media Design C   5        
Sum: 30 30 0 0 0 0
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course

2nd year Bachelor in media production 2015/2016

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
IMT2072 Ergonomics in digital media C     10      
IMT2501 Media Production for Events C     10      
IMT2621 Video post-production C     10      
SMF1183 Quality management C       5    
SMF1182 Scientific Methods C       5    
IMT3532 Digital Media Production Systems C       20    
Sum: 0 0 30 30 0 0
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course

3rd year Bachelor in media production 2016/2017

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
IMT3472 Media production in depth C         10  
Elective course, 10 ECTS E         10  
Elective course, 10 ECTS C         10  
Elective course, 10 ECTS E           10
IMT3912 Bachelor's thesis C           20
Sum: 0 0 0 0 30 30
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course

Recommended elective courses

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
IMT1101 Typography C         10  
IMT1112 History of photography & pictorial communication C         10  
IMT3541 Supervised Practicum in Media and Informatics C         10 10
Sum: 0 0 0 0 10 10
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course