A hands-on semester: Create immersive story worlds with new screen technologies

The New Screens Experience - Film and Transmedia Storytelling

Exchange and study abroad

NSX is a semester programme in new screens storytelling. It brings together film, SoMe, digital media and video installation to create immersive, transmedia story worlds.

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: New Screens Experience - Film and Transmedia Storytelling

    Duration of the programme: 1 semester (30 ECTS) 

    Study start: Beginning of February (runs in the spring only) 

    Where to study: The Film City, Aarhus C 

    Language: The programme is taught in English 

    Fact sheet: Download the fact sheet for this semester (pdf)

    More information: See our brochure here (PDF)

  • Structure and content

    The goal of the course is to learn how to create unified entertaining experiences, where a variety of new screens platforms each contribute uniquely to a story world.

    Real-world clients, mixed-reality stories

    The New Screens Experience is a hands-on semester dedicated to exploring transmedia storytelling and new screens technology. Through learning-by-doing, students apply theory to practical projects for clients such as digital agencies, artists, museums and companies. Students learn how to create characters, story worlds and interactive experiences that expand and unfold across several platforms using new screens technology and methods like Augmented Reality, Projection Mapping, Interactive Spaces and gamification. Film – in any shape or form – is incorporated into each project. The goal is to learn how to create unified, entertaining experiences where each platform and technology makes a unique contribution to a transmedia story world.

    Build a great portfolio

    Classes are taught by assistant and associate professors as well as experienced professionals from the digital visual industries. The entire programme is based on learning-by-doing, so lectures are short, and theory is applied to practical projects from day one. Students work in teams and receive appreciative feedback on their creative performance on a near-daily basis. At the end of the programme, each student will have an extensive new screens portfolio and an in-depth understanding of team-based creative processes.

    Enjoy a creative classroom

    Students attend all lectures and work on their projects in the programme’s very own creative workshop. 24-hour access to first-rate professional equipment enables students to realise their creative visions in thorough detail. The workshop has digital production facilities, a workspace as well as a kitchen and a lounge area that makes for a warm and friendly atmosphere. As the semester progresses, photos, drawings, mood boards, props and other materials that the class is working on/with come to adorn the workshop.

    A series of lectures and hands-on workshops lead up to the programme’s final student project where filmic and transmedia storytelling transcends the screen and expands into the physical world: a real life experience using technologies such as film, projection mapping, game design and XR [AR,VR,MR] to immerse guests in a hybrid, transmedia story.


    Download the course description

  • Enrolment

    We warmly welcome international students to study with us for a semester

    We warmly welcome international students. Studying at the school for a semester is a unique opportunity to specialise and dive into the field of transmedia – as well as an opportunity to get to know Denmark. 

    If your university does not have a partner agreement with VIA Film & Transmedia, it is still possible to study at VIA, but for a fee. Alternatively, you can ask the international coordinator at your institution to contact us about the possibility.

    If you are a graduate wishing to study for a semester with us to strengthen your profile, it is also possible to do so for a fee.

    Rikke Thomsen
    International Coordinator
    T: +45 87 55 05 53
    E: riht@via.dk 

    Language requirements

    VIA Film & Transmedia requires that you have an English level of B2 or higher.
    You are at B2 level if you can

    • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation.
    • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
    • Produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

    Other standards approximately equivalent to B2

    • IELTS: 5-6.5 (5 is borderline between B1 and B2)
    • TOEFL: 87 to 109
    • TOEIC: 400-485 (listening), 385-450 (reading)
    • Cambridge Exam: CAE (45 to 59) / FCE grade B or C / PET Pass with Distinction

    Other requirements 

    In order to apply, you should have completed at least two years of studies in related areas and be 18 years old or more.

  • How to apply

    You must apply through our application system.

    Your home institution must have an inter-institutional agreement with VIA University College in order for you to be able to apply for an exchange programme at VIA.  

    If an agreement exists, you will be able to fill in the application form. Please be aware that VIA must receive a nomination from your home institution as well. 

    Go to the application portal to apply now

  • Fees and tuition

    Different fees are applicable, depending on applicant type
    • As a student from an exchange partner outside of EU, there is no tuition fee
    • As a student from an Erasmus exchange partner, there is no tuition fee and you have the opportunity to apply for an Erasmus grant
    • For applicants outside of an existing agreement, there is a fee of €7300.  

    Find the full payment schedule and Terms of Payment (pdf)

    All students enrolled in The New Screens Experience will have expenses of approx. DKK 2.200 (€300) for the semester. 

    Note: If a tuition fee is required from an applicant, please notice that you will always be invoiced directly from VIA University College. No partners are entitled to charge fees on behalf of our institution. 

    For more information

    Contact our International Coordinator: 

    Rikke Thomsen
    International Coordinator
    T: +45 87 55 05 53
    E: riht@via.dk 

    Read more about fees, finances and scholarships

  • Student counselling

    Need help before applying? 

    Please contact our International Coordinator if you have any questions. 

    Rikke Thomsen
    International Coordinator
    T: +45 87 55 05 53
    E: riht@via.dk

  • Contact

    We are located in the midst of one of the strongest film and media centres in Denmark, at the heart of Filmby ("Film City") Aarhus. 

    VIA Film & Transmedia 

    Filmbyen 4, 3rd floor 
    DK-8000 Aarhus C
    T: + 45 87 55 05 53 / +45 87 55 05 55
    E: transmedia@via.dk 

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