KLS 3501 Digitalization and technology in creative industry

KLS 3501 Digitalization and technology in creative industry

Course code: 
KLS 3501
Communication and Culture
Course coordinator: 
Anne-Britt Gran
Course name in Norwegian: 
Digitalisering og teknologi i kreativ næring
Product category: 
Bachelor of Creative Industries Management - Programme Courses
2021 Autumn
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Level of study: 
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Course type: 
One semester

This course takes up the challenges and possibilities for creative industry as a result of digitalization. The use of digital technology has broad consequences with regard to how content is created, diffused and experienced. Digitalisation also creates new possibilities and challenges for financing, communication and marketing in creative industries. In the course, emphasis is put on students developing an understanding of the questions facing creative industries as a result of digitalization. Emphasis is put on students being able to develop an understanding of the main challenges creative industry faces as a result of digitalization and the skills it requires to use digital tools.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Students will acquire an understanding of what digital technology is and how digitalization creates new conditions for creative industries and opens up for possibilities and challenges with regard to how you can operate in different parts of the creative industry value chain.

Learning outcomes - Skills

Students shall develop skills in using digital tools in creative industries, such as in marketing creative products and services through the use of social media, financing projects through crowdfunding and using data analytics.

General Competence

Students shall develop their ability to reflect upon what the use of digital tools means in a social perspective and to better understand ethical issues that arise in the wake of the digitalization of creative industry.

Course content
  • How to understand digitalization – historically and at present  
  • Big data, algorithms, new platforms and how they can be used in creative industries
  • Digital business structures and business models  
  • Use of social media and digital marketing in creative industry
  • Big data and algorithms in a social perspective
  • Ethics and the net
Teaching and learning activities

24 hours of teaching will be provided, and 12 hours will be devoted to presentations and discussion in class. As a part of the learning process, students will present a project for the class. Counseling will be provided for the project in connection with the lectures.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.


Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
KLS 35011
Grading scale:
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (2 - 3)
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (2-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Exam code:KLS 35011
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
24 Hour(s)
Feedback activities and counselling
12 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
52 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
52 Hour(s)
60 Hour(s)
Exam/work with the term-project
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.