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Campaign Communication (EN)

2020/2021
Speciality direction: Communication Design & Media
Danish title
Campaign Communication (EN)
Study programme
Design & business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
Semester
6. semester
Duration of the subject/module
6 Weeks
Ects
5
Programme elements
Compulsory
Language
English
Start time
Spring
Location
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
4156644
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Helene Niclasen Jeune
Rasmus Rahbek Simonsen
  • Purpose

    This module concerns the development and planning of a communication campaign focusing on identifying and decoding a company’s identity, its existing communication and market. It is then to challenge, disrupt and redesign these elements in practice. There will be a focus on user engagement, transmedia storytelling and strategy.

    The module is furthermore about coding the cultural tendencies and connotations in society that the company follows and gives expression to. In addition, it is about looking into social trends and future scenarios that challenge the company in the long term, force the company to be in a state of transition and to think in terms of innovative solution scenarios.

    Focus is on the interaction between different types of media and the company, its target group and its potential for involvement. In addition, the students develop visual campaign products and present their communication campaign to the company. Teaching involves central terms as disruption theory and transmedia theory.

    Knowledge

    The student will gain knowledge about:

    -theory, methods and practice in communication, strategy and media understanding.

    -theories, methods and practice in design, innovation and media strategy.

    Skills

    The student will get the skills to:

    -identify, assess and produce relevant solutions based on research and data processing.

    -identify and apply design and innovation methods.

    -look into social trends and future scenarios that challenge the company in the long term and force the company to be in a state of transition and to think in terms of new solution scenarios.

    Competences

    The student will learn to:

    -discuss strengths and weaknesses of different solutions and make a final choice in relation to the overall strategy.

    -independently enter into disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration in innovative design processes.

    -develop, design, optimise and be critical of the company's or organisation's communication strategy based on the organisation's identity and brand and trends in society.

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    Teaching is a mix of lectures, guest lectures, workshops, exercises, peer to peer, and guidance. Emphasis is on the student’s ability to understand their role / professionalism as a Communication designer and translate this knowledge into practice.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    None.

    Equipment needed to participate
    The student is expected to bring a laptop. The student must have the MS Office suite installed. This can be obtained free of charge through KEA. Read more here: https://mit.kea.dk/studiehåndbog/k-o#office

  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    There is a prerequisite, which is stated when starting the module.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    Type of exam
    Written examination
    Individual written home exam.
    Type of assignment
    The student must select a subject-relevant case with a clear sender and receiver. The case forms the basis for the written assignment. In the assignment, the student must include relevant theories and methods from the 6th semester of the specialisation. Based on the chosen case, the student must prepare a problem statement, which thereby forms the basis for the written assignment. Using methods from the specialisation, empirical studies must be performed during the examination period, and the results of these must then be analyzed in the assignment using theory.

    During the examination period, the student develops a solution proposal aimed at the chosen case. The solution can be material and / or intangible, but it is important that the solution proposal is targeted at the specialisation and profession for which the student is trained. We always work with a quality that can rightly be expected at the professional bachelor level, and there must always be consistency in the interplay between the type, quality of the solution proposal and the specialisations and learning objectives of the specialisation.
    Formal requirements
    The scope of the written home assignment is 8 standard pages (+/- 10%).

    The title, the student's name, class, date and number of characters must appear on the front page of the assignment.

    Definition of standard page
    A standard page corresponds to 2,400 characters incl. spaces. When calculating the scope, footnotes and source references are included, but not the front page, declaration of confidentiality / declaration of faith and law, table of contents, list of sources (bibliography) and appendices. In addition, photos, illustrations and figures do not count.

    Reference system used
    Source list, source references and citations must be handled according to the Harvard Referencing System.

    Special requirements for the reference list
    In the assignment, you must refer to the theories and methods that you apply. You must ensure that the reference list (bibliography) contains all the theories and methods that you use in the assignment and that you refer to the correct materials, cf. the curriculum. For example, you must not refer to a teacher's presentation, but must refer to the original source from the curriculum.

    Appendix
    Appendices are placed according to the reference list and should only be included if the student refers to it in the assignment.
    An appendix is materials that the student makes available to the reader, but which do not belong in his full excerpt in the assignment.
    Attachments can be - but are not limited to - interview transcripts, questionnaires, statistical summaries, hard-to-access documents, etc. An appendix must bear the appendix number, title, explanatory text and any references. For several appendices, the student must make an appendix overview. Each new appendix starts on a new page.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual
    Exam languages
    English
    Duration
    5 study days are given for the preparation of the assignment.
    Permitted exam aids
    All.
    Available exam aids
    None.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The test is assessed on the basis of the specific learning objectives that appear in each module.
    Deadline for submission
    At the end of the semester. Date and time are announced on Fronter and in Wiseflow.
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    As an ordinary test and according to current rules, cf. the curriculum.
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    The curriculum is published on Fronter at the start of the module.
41
hours of teaching
96
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Campaign Communication (EN) you will receive 41 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 55 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: group work, project work, workshops.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, project work, searching for information.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances