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MFA with specialisation in Processes of Filmmaking

One-year full-time programme (60 higher education credits)

The programme includes a full academic year (60 higher education credits). The language of education is Swedish but occasional lectures will be in English.

Master of Fine Arts in Film – with specialisation in Processes of Filmmaking is intended for persons working within the field of film, image, sound or art that wish to develop the knowledge and ability to reflect upon their own and others’ cinematic processes.

The studies are based on the student’s own work and aims to deepen the knowledge and the ability to reflect upon cinematic processes from an approach and a perspective of ethics, aesthetics, method, structure and visualisation.

The studies also focus on the entrepreneurial activity of identifying possibilities and creating resources to realize your ideas.

The programme consists of mandatory course parts; group tutorials in the form of filmic discussions, seminars, lectures and self-studies of the project one has formulated.

Both teachers, guest artists, theorists and other people working within the field of film and art in the public space, give tuition.

The Master of Fine Arts is research preparatory.

To be eligible to apply you need a Bachelor's degree of Arts in media, fine arts, film or film studies and you need at least 180 credits or a similar documented experience. This knowledge and these skills are tested during the enrollment process.

The programme will lead to a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (60 credits) in Film – with specialisation in Processes of Filmmaking, provided that the student passes the courses of the programme and meets other formal requirements.

The Valand Academy is part of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, which enables the possibility of cooperation with other programmes and institutions.


Next application period is 15 February - 15 March 2017, for start in Fall 2017. You can find information on how to apply at the Swedish webbpage >>

A selection of applicants is chosen after an assessment of the work samples has been done. If necessary, interviews will be conducted.

Strong emphasis is put on the applicant’s ability to run, communicate and realize a process and also his or her ability to realize projects individually as well as in a group. Strong emphasis is also put on the issues the applicant wishes to address, as this may be the basis of the thesis.

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