About the course

If you are interested in gaining practical knowledge and understanding of film production with digital technology, this course is for you. The course offers foundational training and studies in the areas of screenwriting, directing, cinematography, and post-production using digital video. The theoretical/analytical part focuses on how different narrative components are used and problematized within different genres, both documentary and fiction. During the course, you make several short films. The course is well suited for students who use video production for communicative, educational or artistic purposes in their professional practice.

Course content

The course is divided into four modules:

- Film theory (5 credits)
- Basics of Filmmaking (9 credits)
- Fictional filmmaking (8 credits)
- Documentary filmmaking (8 credits)

The course is an introduction to filmmaking in a broad sense. During the course, students will develop competence in filmmaking through practical exercises in screenwriting, directing, cinematography, and post-production using digital video. In module 3 and 4, a fiction short film and documentary are produced.

Practice is integrated with theory by analysis and reflections on how different narrative components are used within different genres through a film historical perspective.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6


Upper secondary grades 34%, University credits completed 33%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 33%

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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