Admission process for the master's programme in film and media

This admission process is for the specialisations Animation, Radio and The Art of Impact starting autumn 2022.

Time plan 2022

January 17: Last date of application

March 18: Information about who where selected for the interview and not

March 28 - April 1: Interviews

May 6: Admission decisions is sent out


Step 1. Assessment of entry requirements

The assessment process of the entry requirements is divided into two parts:

A.  Assessment of the general entry requirement of a bachelor’s degree, as well as the specific entry requirements a Bachelor´s in fine arts or for the education other relevant bachelor´s degree, swedish 1, 2 and 3 (only specialisations taught in Swedish), English 6 or the equivalent and 15 credits and Degree project within a, for the applied Master programme specialisation, relevant specialisation from the Bachelor's program in film and media, or equivalent. Applications for recognition of prior learning will be assessed by a specially appointed teacher.

B.  Assessment of the specific entry requirement a grade of pass in the qualification test showing artistic ability in the specialisation applied for in film and media.


The qualification test

The qualification test showing artistic ability in the specialisation applied for in film and media is assessed by an admission group. The assessment is based on the work samples in form of moving images, sound clip or text uploaded by the applicant and also the documents: a project idea/artistic exploration/research topic and the motivation letter.

The admission group will evaluate the level of the applicant’s artistic work by looking at the film- or sound clip and the work sample and will evaluate:

- The level of craftsmanship

- The clarity of artistic concepts expressed in the work

In the applicant’s project idea/artistic exploration/research topic and letter of motivation the admission group will evaluate the level of articulation in terms of:

- Motivation for applying to the specialisation

- Expectations of the studies undertaken on the programme

- Clarity of the project idea/artistic exploration/research topic and how relevant it is to the programme

- The challenges that the project may entail

- Contextualization of the project within the field of film and media and society

- Demonstrate the ability to make assessments with regard to relevant artistic, social and ethical aspects in the main area of ​​education.

- Show an understanding of the role of art in society.


Assessment of the qualification test

The assessment relates to the criteria for the two parts of the test. The applicant has to get the grade of pass in both parts of the test in order to pass the qualification test.

The scale for assessing the qualification test is:

Pass: The applicant demonstrates the requested ability.

Fail: The applicant does not demonstrate the requested ability.


Step 2. Interview – via Zoom

This part of the admission process consists of an interview where the applicant is given the opportunity to more fully describe their practice and project. The interview will be conducted by the admission group. The admission group will focus on the applicant’s conceptual, aesthetic and theoretical interests as well as their visions for a two year period of study. The applicants will be assessed based on the interview as well as the submitted material.

Selection and criteria

A selection is made if there are more eligible applicants than places. The selection of applicants is made on artistic grounds by an admissions group. The selection is made in the first stage by means of an overall assessment of the application documents that the applicants have submitted, and thereafter interviews.

The criteria for selection are: 1. The applicant's ability to solve artistic tasks, problems or questions within the specialisation applied for. 2. The applicant's ability to reflect on his or her own artistic expression and that of others.


The admission group

The assessment of the applicants in the qualification test is made by an admission group with expertise that reflects the current education. The admission group mainly consists of members working at Stockholm University of the Arts. The selection is then made by an admission group with expertise that reflects the current education, consisting of members working at Stockholm University of the Arts and most often of representatives from the professional environment. A student representative can also participate in the admissions group, but will not take part in the assessment.