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Bachelor´s Programme in Film Composition

A three-year full-time programme (180 higher education credits)

What do you want to visulise?

What purpose do you have when you use the camera and what choices do you make? What images do you take and what images do you refrain from? What do you have to narrate, what do you want to show, what is it only you can do? In order to develop the unique and personal in your filmmaking, we stimulate you to act in relation to the outside world and to yourself. This is done through practical exercises and through oral and written reflections.

About the education

The program is aimed at you who, with the help of studies in artistic practice, want to deepen your knowledge of ideas, project and production methods where the camera is the central tool in visualsation and staging work. The purpose of the studies is to develop your own artistic practice and to train the ability to reflect and relate to the surrounding reality.

The cinematic practice includes technical knowledge and artistic skills. As a student, you will learn about the entire process of creation, from idea, budget, finance and practical implementation to distribution and public screening. Guidance in the studies is five concepts: judgement; collection; selection; presentation; archive. Together, the five concepts will facilitate and form the basis of studying and identifying the methodology and field of pratice you want to work within. This means that both artistic, scientific, economic, technical and practical aspects are studied and discussed in relation to the project. Reflections are exchanged in seminars and through individual supervision discussions where students are challenged to formulate their work and the work of others.

Film is one of four subjects at Valand Academy, which includes fine art, photography and literary composition. Through elective courses you have the opportunity to participate in courses in the other subjects as a student.

Admission 2018

Six students are admitted to this programme every other year.
The next application period is 1 December 2017 - 15 January 2018.

General admissions requirements

The language of instruction in all programmes is Swedish. Excellent skills in written and spoken Swedish are essential. A complete leaving certificate from upper secondary school is required.
The admission procedure consists of a written application, interviews and entrance tests. It is conducted over a long period of time. During part of the process, applicants are required to come to the school in person, at their own expense. There are many applicants to our programmes; only a limited number of students are, however, finally admitted.
The Film unit of the Valand Academy only accepts applications for entire programmes. We are not able to accept students on an exchange programme basis.
For detailed information about the application process visit the Swedish webpage

Page Manager: Anna Holgén|Last update: 11/29/2017
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