Cinematography - master
The Master's Programme in Film and Media, with specialisation in Cinematography is aimed at those who wish to specialise in and deepen their knowledge about directing documentaries. The programme qualifies the student for third-cycle studies and consists of two years of full-time studies at second cycle level.
Cinematography is about conveying a story visually, by portraying the mood and feeling with the help of light, colour, shape, space, composition, scenery, movement and choices when it comes to technical aspects of camera work. The cinematographer collaborates with the director and the other artistic functions in a film team so as to best realise a film story. The work includes leading and allocating the work of the team that surrounds the cinematographer, as well as having responsibility for budget and technical know-how throughout the process. The foundation for a cinematographer is personal storytelling, craftsmanship and collaboration.
The Master's Programme in Film and Media, with specialisation in Cinematography
The Master's Programme in Film and Media is a programme for going more indepth that is also research preparatory and has a common programme structure for all specialisations. In the programme’s theory courses, students are introduced to different perspectives on knowledge, theory, reflection and artistic research methods.
The specialisation in cinematography is one of the team specialisations in the master's programme that forms film teams and collaborations. The students work together on joint lab courses where they explore different forms of film, television and new media. Here you can get the experience of shooting different types of film, such as feature film, documentary film and art film - for different platforms and in shorter and longer formats. You gain an in-depth insight into film making as a process from script to finished film.
The programme also has methodology courses specific to the specialisation. As a master’s student in cinematography, you get to practise managing professional workflows. You deepen your knowledge of lighting, composition, scenery, work management and managing a script for visual storytelling. This also includes planning of safety aspects in a sustainable professional life. The specialisation also includes work with grading, digital effects and post production. The insights and knowledge that you acquire in the specific courses in the specialisation are applied in the lab courses and film exercises, which are carried out in teams.
During the programme you will have many opportunities for interactions across traditional professional boundaries, for example through elective courses that are common to the university’s departments. Here, each student identifies his or her need for further knowledge.
The programme leads to gaining specialist knowledge that prepares for research and for being able to work as a cinematographer.
Language of instruction
Please note! The language of instruction for this programme is Swedish. If you apply and you are admitted to the programme, you need show that you are eligible in Swedish June 21st 2021 at the latest. Please go to the programme's page on our Swedish website for more information.