Department of Film and Media

At the Department of Film and Media, we train future independent and artistically conscious filmmakers, radio and TV producers, documentarians and animators. As one of our students, you have the opportunity to develop your practical and theoretical knowledge within your area of specialisation, both individually and in collaboration with other students.

Film and media productions make up a significant part of people’s everyday life and also influence societal development through their unique ability to reach out and communicate to a wide audience.

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The Department of Film and Media ...

  • is part of Stockholm University of the Arts, which offers education activities and artistic research with a range of artistic subjects that is unique in Sweden
  • offers a range of Bachelor’s Degree programmes in cinematography, film sound, film editing, screenwriting, film production, film directing, narrative animated film, documentary film, radio and television, a Master’s Degree programme in film and media with different profiles, and freestanding courses
  • employs a pedagogical method that alternates between individual artistic work and collaborative creation. With the university’s range of varied disciplines, new methods and expressions are developed through interdisciplinary projects.
  • aims to strengthen students’ independence and artistic awareness and thereby provide the basis for a long and sustainable career
  • provides education in disciplines that reach a wide audience and thus impact societal development
  • engages in a continuous discussion on the subject of quality and who has access to the tools and platforms that enable the distribution of content
  • pursues the development of education and research. Students and employees at the department contribute to the development of activities towards a future film and media market

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Art and culture represent the heart of our society. It is through art and culture that many of our values are formed, adjusted and challenged. In an open society, art should be something fixed and inflexible in the hands of an elite but is rather a fluid and malleable movement of voices and viewpoints. Never static, constantly changing, a reflection of the diversity found in society.

Today, 70 per cent of all professional artists are concentrated to the larger Swedish cities, with 50 per cent in Stockholm alone. A notably small number of those making a living as artists in Sweden come from a foreign background, the variation of social background continues to be limited, and the gender balance is uneven within certain artistic fields. Art needs to mirror global diversity and cannot be left to a limited, homogenous group.

If you have a strong creative drive, feel that you have a unique perspective, have stories you feel are missing from today’s narrative landscape, you must not bow to the pressure of internal and external voices telling you “you can’t”.

Art needs everyone, art needs You. At Uniarts, you have the opportunity to help plot the course for future media art, to make your mark on film and media in a Swedish and international context.

We welcome you to apply to one of our courses. The programme is free of charge and qualifies you for funding from CSN.

On the page Find Courses you can see all courses and programmes at Stockholm University of the Arts.

Film and Media Pedagogy

The teaching methods employed at the Department of Film and Media are based on an artistic approach to concept development and craft learning. We strive to develop the students’ theoretical and practical knowledge. Through team exercises, the students’ personal expressions and collaborative abilities are strengthened.

  • The common intended learning outcomes are formulated in the course syllabuses. Learning is also achieved in individual educational relationships with teachers and other students.
  • The individual educational relationship between student and teacher is based on supervision with a coaching approach, as well as guidance in self-learning.
  • The educational relationship between students is based on co-creation and assuming responsibility.
  • Over the course of the programme, the students will complete exercises where theory, analysis and concept development are translated into artistic practice with an increasing level of difficulty. Students are also expected to reflect on their own learning and experience gained through the artistic processes.

A group photo of all staff at the Department of Film and Media

Contact information

Here you can find contact information for all of us at the Department of Film and Media.