Freestanding course, Bachelor’s level
30 hp
Malmö daytime 100%
30 August 2021 - 16 January 2022
Full tuition fee: 41000 SEK
Applications open 15 March

About the course

Storytelling is a way of understanding and relating to the world around us. It is a crucial means of communication and most of us do it all the time. In this course you will analyse the stories that surround us in order to get a deeper understanding of how they work and in order to produce better stories yourself. In this course we study a wide range of stories in different media to get a grasp of how narratives are structured. The course introduces narrative theory both generally and in relation to specific media. We also study how specific media, such as literature, film, audio, graphic novels, digital media, inform how stories are constructed and how stories travel between media. You will also produce your own stories, using tools provided by the course. You will be working with creative writing and storyboarding, basic film and audio production and digital media. This is a way to deepen knowledge about stories and storytelling and to acquire practical skills in storytelling in different media.

Course content

In this course we study narrative theory generally, and then narrative theory tied to specific media, such as literature, film, graphic novels, audio and interactive media. We study how different media express narrative structures differently and how a specific medium informs how the narrative is constructed. We also study how different media play with and problematize narration. The course furthermore looks at how stories travel across different media and what happens to a story when it is adapted to a new medium. Students will also produce their own stories, using tools provided by the course. Studens will be invited to work with creative writing and storyboarding, basic film and audio production and digital media.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

General entry requirements + Civics 1b / 1a1 +1a2. Or: Civics A, English B.

Merit rating is calculated based on Swedish upper secondary grades achieved, according to specific entry requirement 6/A6.


Swedish upper secondary grades 34%, University credits completed 32%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course literature

Course evaluation

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