Cinematography - Bachelor
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Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Cinematography - Bachelor

Cinematography is about storytelling through vision, craftsmanship and teamwork. Based on a narrative you will transform your vision into a tangible image that can be conveyed to the audience. Discover your own visual expression at SADA through supervision, training and productions. Co-creation is an important part of the training.

Work as a cinematographer in film production is often about team work and supervision. A cinematographer’s foundation is personal narration, craftsmanship and teamwork.

Film photography is about visual communication, conveying a mood and a basic sense that supports the narrative. Collaboration with the director is essential – and together with the others in the cast and crew finding the best way to portray a story.

The cinematographer has overall responsibility for the visual narration, together with the director and designer for film and television. The goal is to make the best possible use of light, composition and movement in the narration.

Cinematography - Bachelor

Personal narration, craftsmanship and teamwork are at the core of the training. With the story as a base you will learn to transform your vision into a tangible image.

An important part of the training is discovering your own visual expression. Craftsmanship and technology are important in freeing up your creative thinking. You will receive both individual supervision and tutoring in a team to develop your creativity, artistry and narration.

The studies consist of exercises and productions, often with students in other programmes. Co-creation is an important part of the education. During video exercises, cinematographers work closely with other bachelor programmes in the field of film, such as directing, producing, editing, sound editing and design for film and television.

The first year contains more theory than the second and third years, when we work more practically with production exercises. In the third and final year, we create a degree film.

Selected course content

The programme includes the following elements:

  • Dramaturgy
  • Visual narration
  • Lighting
  • Camera technique
  • Special Effects
  • Grading
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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

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  • How to apply

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  • Application and tuition fees

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    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

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