Documentary Film - Bachelor
The bachelor’s programme in Documentary Film is for students who are interested in becoming documentary filmmakers and working with documentaries. Documentary filmmakers tell stories from real life and often have multiple roles in producing a film: as producer, director, cinematographer, sound engineer and the head of post-production. The creative documentary is an artistic genre in which personal commitment and expression, along with the ability to portray picture and sound, are vital.
Main language of instruction in our bachelor’s programme in documentary film is Swedish.
Documentary filmmakers make films about subjects that concern them, which could be a variety of personal, political or experimental stories. Documentary filmmakers work with images, sound, editing and script.
As a documentary filmmaker, you need an important subject you wish to relate and you also need to be both stubborn and open to new ideas.
Documentary filmmakers work alone and with teams, which requires knowledge of how to communicate and a good command of cinematography, film editing, production and post-production, and technical skills as a sound engineer.
The Bachelor’s Programme in Documentary film
We strive to educate fearless and independent documentary filmmakers with strong artistic integrity, solid knowledge of the industry and the surrounding world, and the ability to create a professional identity.
The programme is divided into various practical areas, such as directing, cinematography, sound, editing and production. You will refine your personal expression and deepen your knowledge, both individually and in teams. The goal is to obtain tools to explore new and personal ways of developing documentary film narration.
The heart of the programme is practical exercises. The courses always include a theoretical element in the form of lectures, seminars and presentations that include analyses and evaluation. But you will mostly work practically with exercises and productions. During certain exercises you will work on your own, while at other times, you will work in teams with students from other bachelor programmes in the field of film, such as sound engineering, editing, cinematography and film production. Throughout the training, we attach great importance to self-reflection on the work process, often in written form.