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Audiovisual storytelling 1

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

This course will provide the students with an introduction to audiovisual storytelling and the tools needed to create an audiovisual story.

Learning outcome

Upon completion of the course, the student will have a good knowledge of the audiovisual narrative in order to be able to create and carry out their own exam film. He/she should have an understanding of how one creates and uses the various audiovisual tools within the fields of cinematography, editing, dramaturgy and sound, as well as the basic theory behind these tools.
The students will learn to use their knowledge throughout practical work and develop their craft within the fields of cinematography, editing and sound. The student should be able to complete an audiovisual production from the planning stage to the finished film.
General competence
After completing the course, the students will have acquired basic theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as an understanding of the audiovisual narrative as a subject. In addition, he/she will have learned how to work in a team and relate professionally to his/her professional task.


The student will learn the basics of storytelling, production planning, cinematography, editing, audio recording and mixing, and introductory sound design for the picture.

Required prerequisite knowledge

BJO102 Practical journalism 1

Recommended previous knowledge

BJO101 Introduction to journalism


Eksamensfilm og skriftlig eksamen
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Eksamensfilm 1/23 weeksA - FAll.
Skriftlig eksamen1/25 hoursA - FNone permitted

Coursework requirements

Obligatorisk øving
Throughout the semester, the students will have practical and theoretical assignments relevant to the main areas covered in this subject: cinematography, production planning, storytelling and sound. All these assignments are obligatory unless clearly stated otherwise, and need to be approved prior to the exam. In order to be able to prepare for the test in this course, the student cannot have more than a total of 20% absence (including valid and non-valid absence). Valid absences - which are due to illness or other compulsory absence - cf. Regulations on studies and examinations at UiS § 2-11 - must be documented. Non-valid absences cannot exceed 10%. The absence rule applies to mandatory activity, seminars and projects.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Nadine Zoghbi
Course teacher
Hans Eirik Voktor , Margareth Pollestad , Sindre Skjøld , Sigmund Trageton

Method of work

Lectures and workshops. Seminar based learning.
The students should be aware that subject matters discussed in the classroom and in workshops are also relevant subjects for the exam.
The students should also be aware that this is a time-consuming study. Therefore it might be difficult to combine studying with work.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Television production 1 (BFJ115_1) 20

Open to

Television and Multimedia Production - Bachelor's Degree Programme

Course assessment

Student evaluation takes place in accordance with the faculty's practice, usually through an evaluation form and/or a dialog within the current guidelines.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 15.08.2020