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.


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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