KLS 3685 Bachelor Thesis - Creative Industries Management

KLS 3685 Bachelor Thesis - Creative Industries Management

Course code: 
KLS 3685
Communication and Culture
Course coordinator: 
Anne-Britt Gran
Course name in Norwegian: 
Bacheloroppgave - Creative Industries Management
Product category: 
Bachelor of Creative Industries Management - Programme Courses
2025 Spring
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Level of study: 
Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester

The bachelor thesis is a major independent piece of work in which the students are to demonstrate that they are able to approach a problem and take an overall responsibility for solving it in a productive way. The bachelor thesis constitutes a compulsory part of the study programme. It is to be written in groups of two to three students who are to cooperate on the thesis. In special cases a student may be granted the right to complete the thesis on his/her own.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The student is to be able to master theories, the scientific use of concepts and the use of methods in one or more of the following fields:

  • Organization and management of permanent organizations and projects within the creative industries
  • Marketing in the creative industries
  • Entrepreneurship in the creative industries
  • Digitization and technology in the creative industries
  • Industry-specific challenges in the live, art & design, and entertainment sectors
  • Event management
Learning outcomes - Skills

The student is expected to be able to solve a concrete problem in the cultural area. The student is expected to be able to analyze and reflect on the chosen problem. The student is expected to be able to apply the acquired knowledge critically and analytically. The student is expected to be able to draw conclusions on the basis of theoretical work and empirical data.

General Competence

Through the bachelor thesis the students are to develop respect for scientific and cultural values, so that after the completion of the programme they have the necessary foundation for honest and trustworthy behaviour in academic and professional contexts.

Course content

Students must have in-depth knowledge of their specialization area in cultural management. They must also possess basic knowledge of social science method.

The course ends with an open oral examination where each group presents and answers questions from the examinator.

Teaching and learning activities

Students are expected to assume an independent responsibility for the work on the bachelor thesis. A condition for supervision and seminars, therefore, is that the students are prepared for these sessions as a basis for discussions and guidance. 

Students have to complete a registration form which states their topic of choice. After that, a supervisor is assigned to the student. The course is completed in one semester and includes both seminars and supervision. See also guidelines for the writing of bachelor theses.

The teaching includes an introductory lecture and four seminars. For each seminar the students must normally prepare and give a presentation and/or hand in relevant material in advance. 

Up to three hours of individual supervision are offered for each thesis. The seminars are compulsory. Students who have not participated in the seminars and/or have not submitted relevant documentation, must expect to be called in for an extra interview.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The students must have in-depth knowledge of their specialization area in cultural management. They must also possess basic knowledge of social science method.

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Submission PDF
Exam/hand-in semester: 
First Semester
Group/Individual (1 - 3)
1 Semester(s)
Group thesis are recommended.
Exam code: 
KLS 36852
Grading scale: 
Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Student workload
2 Hour(s)
2 Hour(s)
Participation in the library information session
Prepare for teaching
20 Hour(s)
Preparation for seminars (reading, writing)
Group work / Assignments
30 Hour(s)
Preparation of hand-ins during the course
Seminar groups
8 Hour(s)
Participation in seminars, 4 x 2 hours
Student's own work with learning resources
335 Hour(s)
Work on the thesis
Feedback activities and counselling
3 Hour(s)
Guidance for the Bachelor thesis
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 15 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 400 hours.