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The four courses in 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:
- Green Media: How do green media construct civic engagement by positioning its users in medium-specific ways?
- Audience and Spectatorship: how does performance – in the broadest sense – construct spectatorship and invite different modes of looking, engaging and behaving
- 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?
- Spaces and Screens: what are the relationships between screen technologies and media practices with respect to spatial, material and performative aspects?
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 under supervision on the basis of well-defined research questions pertaining to contemporary debates, and according to different methods current in media and performance studies.
Preparation for a Master's programme
This Minor is a good preparation for the following Master's programmes:
- Arts and Society
- Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy (pref. in combination with 2-3 courses on theatre/dance)
- Film- en televisiewetenschap
- Gender Studies (Research)
- Media, Art and Performance Studies
- New Media & Digital Culture
- Comparative Literary Studies
- Literature Today
The minor Comparative Media Studies consists of four compulsory courses (30 EC).