Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The students will learn how moving image is used in the contemporary world in different contexts. The students will also gain basic knowledge about working with moving image or can develop their prior skills further.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 03.03.2021 - 26.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Lauri Linna, Tim Smith

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lauri Linna, Tim Smith

Contact information for the course (valid 02.03.2021-21.12.2112):

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CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Moving images with sounds have been used widely in different formats: YouTube-videos, Instagram Stories, Skype-calls, commercials, TV, films, video art, installations, scientific visualizations etc. The AV club will make an excursion to the realm of moving images by looking and discussing different kinds of works, in different contexts. We try to see the culture of moving image as one phenomenon: to see that the YouTube-videos are at very basic level the same as Hollywood films or video art: only difference is the conventions inside categories.

    Students will also work on their own works: it can be anything from video relating to his/her studies, or it might be an investigation deeper into a single aspect of working with moving images or just a set of random video clips shot with a phone. Students are also invited to bring in works, texts, ideas that they find interesting to be shown and discussed at the club. The projects and the works presented will be discussed during the meetings. The teacher will provide some works and texts to reflect for the students. There will be technical coaching for working with moving image and sound. The student's final works will be shown in a final screening or a final exhibition.

    The course will include a few visiting lecturers, a visit to relevant museum, gallery or a screening.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Attendance 30 % of the grade
    Participation in discussions and finishing assignments 30 % of the grade
    Final project 40 % of the grade.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Club meetings and lectures: 36 h
    Individual or group work: 85 h
    Personal time for reflection: 14 h

    80 % attendance and finished final project required.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Study material will be provided during the course.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    No prerequisites