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.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!