Film Editing - master
The Master's Programme in Film and Media, with specialisation in Film Editing 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.
A film editor works on the selection and joining of the recorded film material. It is in the editing that the final film story is formed and primarily film editing is about storytelling: about describing environments, people and their emotions. You should be able to both immerse yourself in what is told and critically assess the recorded material and have the ability to keep the film's story together through all the choices. The film editor's profession is highly creative and requires artistic sensibility and analytical sharpness, as well as musicality, a feeling for rhythm and sound and image flow.
A film editor also needs good collaborative skills and works for example closely with the film's director and producer. The workplace can be a TV or film production company.
The Master's Programme in Film and Media, with specialisation in Film Editing
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 film editing 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 try editing different types of film, such as feature film, documentary film and art film - for different platforms and in shorter and longer formats. You gain in-depth knowledge of film making as a process from script to finished film, where the final script version is arrived at in the cutting room.
The programme also has methodology courses specific to the specialisation. As a master’s student in film editing, you get to practise managing professional workflows and editing programmes, deepen your knowledge of film editing mechanics, dramaturgy and script analysis, as well as explore and formulate your own editing methods. 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 film editor.
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.