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Making Media: Production, Practices and Professions

Making Media uncovers what it means and what it takes to make media, focusing on the lived experience of media work.

The course consists of interactive lectures and weekly 'meet and greet' sessions with prominent media professionals from all major industries: television, film, journalism, social media entertainment, advertising and public relations, digital games, and music. Specific topics highlighted:

  • the history of media industries and production studies;
  • media production studies as a field and a research method;
  • changing media business models, economics, and management;
  • global concentration and convergence of media industries and professions;
  • the rise and role of startups and entrepreneurship;
  • freelancing in the digital age;
  • the role of creativity and innovation;
  • the emotional quality of media work;
  • diversity and inequality in the media industries.


drs. D.M. (Darren) Carter

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur

prof. dr. M.J.P. (Mark) Deuze

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur

dr. E. (Eline) Huiberts

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur

Day, time, location and costs

  • 3 February - 19 March 2020
  • Monday and Thursday, 17:00-19:00
  • Location: Oudemanhuispoort, D0.08 (both days)
  • Costs: € 190 (AUV-members € 171)

For the current study schedule, please consult the UvA timetable website. 

Study schedule

Important to know

Type  Open UvA Course
Teaching method Lectures
Language of instruction English
Course material To be announced and made available on Canvas
Other information You can only audit an OUC, which means that you may only attend lectures and cannot attend seminars, take part in the examination, or obtain ECTS credits.
Deadline registration  24 January 2020, subject to availability

Registration and payment

Public programme Humanities

This Open UvA Course is part of the Faculty of Humanities' public programme. Beside Open UvA Courses, the public programme also comprises special lectures and series of courses. The public programme is intended for alumni, employees looking for extra training, and all others who are interested in art, culture, philosophy, language and literature, history and religion.

Practical information on registration and services (in Dutch)

Making Media: Production, Practices and Professions
Mode Open UvA Courses
Credits ECTS, 7 weeks
Language of instruction English
Starts in February