Intermedia studies: The Aesthetics of Popular Live Culture


Course code: IMSB26
Swedish title: Intermediala studier: Live-kultur, populärkultur och estetik
ECTS credits: 7.5


NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below is about spring 2020.

Study period: spring 2020
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2020-02-20 – 2020-03-23
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden

Application code: LU-E5521

Application code: LU-71931

Introductory meeting: 2020-02-20 at 13.15 – 15.00: LUX:B339


This course deals with popular culture as an aesthetic and cultural-historical phenomenon, where intermedial dimensions in different cultural phenomena are particularly emphasized. 

Moreover, the course will take a specific aspect of popular culture focusing on what it means to experiencing it in different live events, such as concerts, sport events, stand-up comedy, festivals, and activities related to the experience industry. The course will also take a focus on historical perspectives on popular culture. 

During the course, methods relevant to the study of live events will be highlighted, such as field work, participatory observations, interviews, etc. as well as theoretical analyses based on intermediality. The student will use one method in a short study that deals with a live event.

The course can be regarded as a “sibling” course for IMSB23, which also deals with intermediality and popular culture.

This course is also included in IMSA22, Intermedia Studies: Level 2

Important dates – Spring semester 2020

First Admission Round / Internationell ansökningsomgång

Day Lund, full time 100%
In English
February 20, 2020 – March 23, 2020

Closed for applications

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid 100%
In English
20 februari 2020 – 23 mars 2020

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How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 12 500
First payment: SEK 12 500
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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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