Film History - Specialisation

7.5 credits

The course involves in-depth studies of film history, where the focus is on the theoretical, ideological and practical aspects of how film history is written and what this means when it comes to archives, selection, canonization, source material and the film's place in society. The course will make thematic swoops in film history from 1895 until about 1980. Geographically, the course will cover several regions in addition to the Swedish, European and American film. The student is given the opportunity to choose one of two time periods to examine more closely. The two periods are 1895-1930 (The Silent Film Era) and 1930-1980 (The Classical Era).

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!