Film Editing - Bachelor

Film Editing - Bachelor

The bachelor’s programme in film editing is for students who are interested in becoming a film editor. Main language of instruction is Swedish.

Film editors work for example in film and television production. Film editing is deeply artistic and highly creative. Artistic sensibility and analytical sharpness are crucial characteristics, as well as musicality, a sense of rhythm as well as the flow of image and sound. As a film editor, you work closely with the director and producer during final design of a production, so you need to have good interpersonal skills. You should be able to empathise with and critically assess material.

The most important thing in film editing is sensitivity for the material, as well as developing interpersonal skills with the film’s director and producer.

Primarily, film editing is about storytelling, and describing people and their feelings.


The Bachelor’s Programme in Film editing

During the course you will receive insights into both script work as well as recording work.

Editing affects and shapes the final definitive story, so the film editor provides feedback to both the scriptwriter and the director.

The course offers you the tools to manage major film productions including feature films. You will also get personal experience of editing different types of film, documentary, art, video, commercials and trailers.

During training, you get many opportunities for surprise meetings and contacts across the traditional professional boundaries, because you get an insight into other productive activities, such as radio, television and acting.

The course consists of continuous joint theoretical and practical exercises for all film programmes at the school. In addition, occupational-specific courses are conducted with editing teachers and lecturers in order to gain in-depth knowledge of your subject.

The goal is to offer you the opportunity to develop a professional identity and artistry. The idea is for you to find your own editing methodology, but also to gain some insight into the history of film production.

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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

    When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Your application has to be turned in by 23.59 (swedish time).

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  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question.

    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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