HFMB15014U Analysis of Digital Media

Volume 2017/2018

Elective Studies in Digital Communcation and Aesthetics - The 2016 Curriculum


This module is an introduction to the history, aesthetics, function and importance to society of digital media. Along the way, we visit topics such as digital citizenship and social innovation; cyborg theory and the body in social media; digital film and computer games; remix and mashup; blogs and fan communities. The students are expected to contribute actively by participating in exercises, quizzes and online discussions. The module is completed with a written assignment, which can be written in a group.

Learning Outcome

Curriculum for the Elective Studies in Digital Communication and Aesthetics 2016, BA:

Module 1: HFMB15041E

Students at Communication and IT are not allowed to follow this module.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 84
  • Lectures
  • 325,5
  • Total
  • 409,5
Type of assessment
The Exam will be conducted in English
Criteria for exam assesment

Module 1: Analysis of Digital Media

15 ECTS credits

Competency goals for the module


The module gives students:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the history of forms of digital communication
  • the most significant theories that describe the aesthetics, function and importance of digital media
  • the importance of the major media forms at this moment in time.


Skills to:

  • describe and analyse the history, aesthetics, function and importance of digital media, especially individuals' visions and entrepreneurship.


Competencies to:

  • apply theories, methods and concepts suitable to analysing digital media.


Analysis of Digital Media

Analyse af digitale medier

15 ECTS credits

Activity code: HFMB15041E

Academic targets


Students will be able to:

  • apply appropriate theories to the analysis of specific digital media products and communication processes
  • put digital media’s aesthetic and communicative idioms into perspective in relation to other forms of media and culture.

Forms of teaching and


The module combines lectures with individual written exercises, group work and oral presentations.

Exam provisions


Form of exam: Take-home assignment on optional subject following approval of active class attendance. Active class attendance is defined as submitting nine out of 12 weekly assignments during the course, each a maximum of one page and written individually, as well as 75% attendance, i.e. 11 out of 14 classes.

Make-up exam/resit: Take-home assignment on set subject.

Assessment: Internal exam with one examiner, Pass/Fail.

Exam language(s): Danish or English.

Group exam: The take-home assignment may be written in groups of up to a maximum of four students. The make-up exam/re-exam can only be sat individually.

Extent: For one student the take-home assignment must be 10–15 standard pages, for two students 15–20 pages, for three students 20–25 pages and for four students 25–30 standard pages. If several students work together on an assignment, their individual contributions must constitute distinct units that can be identified and assessed separately. The joint part must not exceed 50% of the total. Make-up exam/re-exam: 15-20 standard pages, deadline of seven days.

Materials permitted: All.


Exam when active class attendance is not approved:

Form of exam: Take-home assignment on set subject.

Make-up exam/resit: Same as immediately above.

Assessment: Internal exam, one examiner, Pass/Fail.

Exam language(s): Danish or English.

Group exam: This exam can only be sat individually.

Extent: 20-25 standard pages, deadline 14 days.

Materials permitted: All.




For students who meet the requirements for active class attendance but have not submitted the individual take-home assignment, the approval of their active class attendance is valid for the next two exam periods.