Film and television are important for both society and individuals. Film and television studies provides conceptual tools and a historical perspective for understanding film and television, particularly as audiovisual narratives. Film and television studies is one of the study tracks in the Bachelor’s Programme in Art Studies.

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Film and Television Studies, Basic Studies

The basics of film and television studies, 5 cr

After completing the course, you will be familiar with the central questions and focus areas of film and television studies well enough to form a personal opinion on the cultural and societal relevance of the discipline. You will also be able to place knowledge pertaining to film culture into the context of more general questions of art studies. Included in this are the first steps in learning to propose notions on phenomena in the field and their meaning on the basis of approaches you consider appropriate. You will also have a basic understanding of your personal orientation in terms of film culture.

Film history I, 5 cr

After completing the courses Film History I and II, you will be familiar with the main lines of the history of film and key film cultures, as well as able to place films you see into economic, productional, technological and stylistic stages of development and wider historical contexts. You will be able to analyse the historical factors guiding films and film-watching, as well as assess and value a great range of films. You will no longer have to rely solely on the latest mainstream films when expressing your views on the potential of cinema as an art form.

Film history II, 5 cr

After completing the courses Film History I and II, you will be familiar with the main lines of the history of film and key film cultures, as well as able to place films you see into economic, productional, technological and stylistic stages of development and wider historical contexts. You will be able to analyse the historical factors guiding films and film-watching, as well as assess and value a great range of films. You will no longer have to rely solely on the latest mainstream films when expressing your views on the potential of cinema as an art form.

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