Foundations of Academic Practices


Prerequisite for participation in the module

Students are required to be enrolled in the ERASMUS MUNDUS Joint Master Media Arts Cultures

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to prepare students to conduct research in the field of Media Arts Cultures. Students will discuss their positions as researchers, will learn how to design research and will learn selected research methods used in humanities and social sciences. They will have opportunities to develop academic writing and presentation skills. The course consists of units devoted to introduction to epistemology and scientific worldviews, research design, ethical issues, selected research methods, academic writing, and presenting research results.

Learning objectives


  • Understand the intricacies of conducting research in the field of Media Arts Cultures, especially within the scope of humanities and new media studies.
  • Familiarize with the historical, institutional, and societal contexts of media art, situating it in line with media culture and the prevailing research practices.
  • Gain insights into the scientific worldviews, epistemology, and the technology-driven design contexts of media art and media cultures


  • Master the ability to recognize and maintain good academic practice in research, especially in the field of media arts culture.
  • Develop proficiency in defining research objectives, formulating apt research questions, and selecting the right methodologies that align with the research goals.
  • Enhance capabilities to organize, draft academic papers effectively, and deliver compelling multimedia presentations.
  • Acquire skills in research design, including the operationalization of research methods and an in-depth critical reflection to aptly position media art within its varied contexts.


  • Achieve proficiency in presenting, promoting, and disseminating research findings effectively both within the cultural and creative sector and the wider arts and sciences academic community.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and ability to apply theoretical and methodological research competencies, especially focusing on the heritage and knowledge infrastructures of media arts.
  • Develop the capacity to independently evaluate one's work, make informed decisions regarding the progression of research, and understand the confluence of art, science, technology, and economics in shaping media arts culture.



Name of examFoundations of Academic Practices
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
- Students notes
- Syllabus
- Relevante subject literature
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleFoundations of Academic Practices
Module codeKAMAC20243
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures at University of Lodz, Poland
1st. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureOther location
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Arts in Media Arts Cultures
Study BoardStudy Board of Art, Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities