Film history, introductory course

7.5 credits

The course gives a basic introduction to the history of the film until today. It also covers the aesthetic, social, economic and technical conditions and changes of the film media. We learn about the film's creation as narrative mass media, the classic Hollywood, national film movements after World War II and the newer film's aesthetics and conditions in a globalized film market. In addition, it is discussed how the film-historical heritage with DVDs, the Internet and festivals becomes part of the contemporary film culture. Practical exercises from a contemporary perspective - for example about the festival organization - are interspersed with lectures and seminars on film history.

The course language is Swedish and you need to have passed Swedish on level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to be eligable for admission.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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