Screenwriting - Bachelor

Screenwriting - Bachelor

The bachelor’s programme in Screenwriting is for you who want to become a screenwriter. Main language of instruction is Swedish.

Screenwriters write for film and television. She or he will turn ideas into stories using their knowledge of cinematic storytelling. Screenwriters have a great responsibility in the shaping of a narrative, before handing it over to the rest of the team for the film to achieve its final form.


The Bachelor’s Programme in Screenwriting

Screenwriting is about stories, so you will develop your ability to find a story, portray it and meet the audience with it. You will be at home in a world of collaboration and train your imagination and your ability to discuss ideas and materials with producers, directors and financiers.


During the course you will develop your ability to create a script that will become a practical manual for producing and filming. It could be your own story or someone else’s. It could be, for example, political, social, historical or mythical. Screenwriting students’ scripts are the basis for many of the exercises for students of directing.


Films face major challenges-format, presentations and communication strategy changes, interactive storytelling, alternative dramatic forms, installations and different musically or performance inspired forms. As a screenwriter student you will be able to explore these genres in collaboration with exciting new innovations.

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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).

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

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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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