WO Master

Communication and Information Sciences: Multimodal Communication

Tijdsduur
1 jaar
Taal
Engels
Studievorm
Voltijd
Tijdsduur
1 jaar
Taal
Engels
Studievorm
Voltijd

Over deze opleiding

Communication and Information Sciences: Multimodal Communication

Some think of multimodal communication as something modern, as text and video are combined on websites, or as we both hear and see people we are talking with through apps on our smartphones. Yet humans have been communicating multimodally since prehistoric times, with vocal sounds and hand gestures. Despite the fast pace of digital technology development, videos are played and texts are read largely on the same real-time scale as that of face-to-face interaction – the human time scale. 

How and why are different kinds of meanings and functions distributed over different modes of communication? How are those meanings, functions, and modes integrated in different media, including the embodied medium of face-to-face interaction? In this MA track you will learn how multimodal communication works, meaning both how different forms of it are constructed and how they communicate ideas in different ways (such as making abstract ideas easier to understand through metaphors). Attention is given to the use of both written and spoken language in combination with other modes of communication. 

We welcome students from abroad as well as those from the Netherlands. The courses in the track are taught in English. What you learn in this programme could be applied in a variety of jobs, such as those of communication advisor, marketing consultant, trainer for media businesses, website consultant, or as background for further study towards a PhD. 

Diploma

Once you successfully complete the programme, you will be a Master of Arts (MA)

Toelatingseisen

Direct admission to the Master's programme is possible with a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Culture, Linguistics, and Communication and Information Studies from VU Amsterdam. Applications from students with equivalent Bachelor's degrees from other universities in the Netherlands have to be submitted to the Examination Board for assessment.

If you have a Bachelor's degree in another subject, the Examination Board will decide what subjects you will be required to take in preparation for the Master’s programme. Depending on the number of subjects you have to take, you will either have to register for and complete the Bachelor's programme or you will be permitted to register for the pre-Master's course (one year maximum).

Application
Dutch students and international candidates with a Dutch degree can apply via Studielink before June 1st for the master programme Multimodal Communication under the label Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen (Communication and Information Studies).

After you have applied for the master in Studielink, you will receive two emails with your login details for VUnet (VU studentportal). Please complete your application in VUnet . Don’t forget to fill in your specialization on VUnet :Multimodal Communication.

Next to this, you'll need to provide all the documents containing the information we need to decide whether you are admissible. The following required documents should be send to:toelating.fgw@vu.nl

  • application form(Dutch)
  • transcript of records (scan of original)
  • motivation letter
  • curriculum vitae

Kosten

The tuition fee for students of European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries who have not yet been awarded a degree in the Netherlands for the academic year 2018-2019 will amount to €2060 for a full time master’s study programme, part time study programme or dual study programme.

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