About the course

Filmmaking II is for you who wants to dive into the world of filmmaking, balancing theory with hands-on practice to become a skilled filmmaker in today's digital landscape.

During the course, you learn digital video production in three parts. Firstly, in the Film Theory section, you look into film studies, with a focus on analysing film through an essay. This helps you understand the theory behind filmmaking.

Next up is the Experimental film production part. Here, you get practical, doing exercises and assignments to learn how to make digital films. You get to use what you learned in theory and put it into practice.

The last part is where you put everything together in Short film production. You make a short documentary or fiction film, using what you've learned about genres and storytelling. You also write about your experiences and analyse them in a paper.

Throughout the course, you learn everything from understanding theory and narrative structures to creating films with digital technology. You're also encouraged to question conventional practices in film (genre conventions) and consider the ethical and social impact of your work.

Course content

The course is divided into three modules:

- Film theory (5 credits)
- Experimental film production (10 credits)
- Short film production (15 credits)

The course offers in-depth studies focused on cinematic storytelling. During the course, students will develop competence in filmmaking through practical production exercises and experiments using digital video. In module 3, a short documentary or fiction film is produced.

Theory and practice are integrated into practical exercises and film projects. There is a problematization and analysis of genre-specific characteristics through theory from the cross-diciplinary field of film studies.

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

Basic knowledge of filmmaking and film theory at a level equivalent to 20 completed higher education credits in film, moving image or similar.


Upper secondary grades 20%, University credits completed 60%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 20%

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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