Intimacy, Sexuality and Moving Images - Course

Intimacy, Sexuality and Moving Images - Course

The course Intimacy, sexuality and moving images is a practical and theoretical in-depth dive into various conceivable issues regarding how intimacy and sexuality are embodied in moving images. The course offers a unique opportunity to experiment and ask questions about your own process in one of the most complex and difficult areas of the film; intimacy.

We will have in-depth conversations about intimacy and moving images based on the course participants' own artistic practices. The idea is to investigate how many and sometimes conflicting examples of how sex and intimacy are portrayed in moving images. The intention is not to arrive at the right way, but to create such a broad and complex understanding of the issues that are examined in the course. As a student you should gain a deeper understanding of how we shape intimacy.

We will address questions such as: How is a desire portrayed? How can we go beyond stereotypes? Can it be liberating and political with sex scenes and if so, how? Is it possible to avoid objectification? Or can it be a queer feminist strategy to use? Is it possible to play with the male gaze, or is it doomed to fail? Are we just repeating previous structures?

We work practically with these issues. Invited guests offer their different approaches.

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    The course is divided into different parts. In front of the camera and behind the camera. Photo, clip, sound. We will, among other things, examine the images themselves, representation, and how method acting and pre-film work affect the outcome.

    We will watch films, read poetry and fiction and theoretical texts that deal with intimacy and sex. In the course we examine, discuss and explore possibilities and limitations with intimacy and moving images.

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement: for studies at the second cycle.

    Specific entry requirement:

    - English 6

    - 90 credits in the Main Fields of Study: Performing Arts and Media, Circus, Dance, Choreography or Opera

    - Documented experience of professional work in art, stage, film or media.

    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.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    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. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    You apply to the course via: 

    Last day for application is 19 April 2022. 

    NOTE! The documents described below are to be uploaded with your application.
    My pages/Documents/Upload documents.

    Documents to be submitted for this course:

    When you apply for the course, you need to compile the following material in ONE pdf-file:

    A motivation letter answering the following three questions.

    1. What are you curious about with this course?

    2. Choose an aspect or part of your artistic practice that you would like to explore in the course. Tell how?

    3. Give an example of a film, filmmaker, artist or other work that inspires you and why it has to do with the course theme / s. 

    The pdf-file should be max 1/2-1 A4-page in total. Name the file "Work sample - Intimacy

    Other important dates for your application 

    • Last day to pay the application fee or prove that you are not required to pay the fees: 3 May 2022 (read more under Application and tuition fees below).

    • Supporting documentation deadline: 21 June 2022*.

    • Admission results: Published on My pages on 12 July 2022.

    * If you're completing your upper secondary studies in an EU/EEA country, Switzerland or an IB/EB programme, you have until 5 July to submit your documents. All other supporting documents should be submitted together with your application.

  • When you have applied

    If there are more eligible applicants than available places there will be a selection. In a first step the selection is based on a joint assessment based on the submitted documentation. If needed, there will be interviews in a second step. 

  • 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. SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, the Swedish Council for Higher Education needs to receive your payment by the last date forpaying the tuition fee. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and the Swedish Council for Higher Education has not received your payment by the last date for paying the tuition fee, they will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the courses is 81 750 SEK.

    Read more about tuition fees and how to pay to SKH.