CONTENT Minor

The four courses of this minor have in common a media comparative approach. Each course aims at a critical understanding and analysis of media and performance practices, zooming in on a specific theme that will provide a focus for analysis of a range of different media and performance practices. The four themes are:

  1. ​Playful Media Cultures
    how can the theoretical framework of game and play be used for understanding contemporary media cultures and practices?
  2. ​Audience and Spectatorship
    how does performance – in the broadest sense – construct spectatorship and invite different modes of looking, engaging and behaving?
  3. Television in Transition
    what are the major shifts in the development of television in the broader context and as part of the (historical) media ensemble?
  4. Spaces and Screens
    what are the relationships between screen technologies and media practices with respect to spatial, material and performative aspects?

GOAL

The minor as a whole aims at deepening the student’s knowledge and understanding of the history, theory and analysis of media and performance practices in contemporary culture and society, specifically related to the themes mentioned above. Moreover, students will develop their academic skills in writing, oral and/or visual presentation, discussing and doing (small-scale) research with supervision on the basis of well-defined research questions pertaining to contemporary debates, and according to different methods current in media and performance studies. 

NB: deze minor is niet toegankelijk voor studenten van de bachelor Media en cultuur.    

MINOR COORDINATOR

Chiel Kattenbelt

STUDY PROGRAMME

The minor Comparative Media Studies consists of four compulsory courses (30 EC).

Entry requirements

There may be specific entry requirements for some of the course modules in the minor. Please refer to the description of the course modules in the University's Course Catalogue.

Please note! Students from the Dutch taught Bachelor's programme Media en cultuur can not enter this minor.

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Besides that we also need a Proof of Registration from your own educational instituion. Please send the form and the Proof of Registration -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the course and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.