HFMA10253U Scandinavian Film & TV Elective

Volume 2014/2015
Elective Studies in Film and Media Studies

Scandinavia is well known internationally for its welfare society, and part of this welfare society is a very developed cultural policy based on both the free market and public support. Scandinavia has a strong film and television culture with institutions and traditions created to secure creative diversity for both national, Scandinavian and global audiences. In many ways Scandinavian film and television is a global cultural brand, connected with and exporting some of the cultural and social values connected to a liberal and progressive welfare society. Dating back to the silent cinema era and through the birth of a modern film and television culture after 1945 Scandinavia has contributed significantly to our global cultural heritage.

This course in Scandinavian Film and Television deals with the social, institutional and cultural background of film and television in Scandinavia and in a broader European and global context. The course will offer a deeper understanding of the creative forces behind film and television, of how Scandinavian society and culture has influenced the production. The course will deal with the co-production in Scandinavia and the role of Scandinavian film and television internationally. Theoretically the course will deal with national and global cinema, with film and media sociology, with genre and auteur theory and with film and media policy.

The course will also deal with some of the most important film directors and film and television genres and the way they have reflected and influenced our understanding of Scandinavia and the image of Scandinavian culture and society abroad. From Carl Th. Dreyer’s complex historical and religious dramas, Ingmar Bergman’s symbolic and psychological films to the modern cinema of Lars von Trier, Aki Kaurismäki, Lukas Moodyson and Bent Hamer - all important Scandinavian names in a broader European art cinema tradition.  The course will deal with typical examples of other and more popular genres in Scandinavian cinema and modern, Scandinavian television drama.

Learning Outcome
Elective Studies in Film and Media Studies 2007, BA:
Elective subject 15A: HFMB10251E
Elective subject 15B: HFMB10261E

Master in Film and Media Studies 2013-curriculum:
Module 2: Culture, genres and aesthetics: HFMK03021E 
Module 7: Optional subject 1: HFMK03131E
Module 7: Optional subject 2: HFMK03141E
Module 7: Optional subject 3: HFMK03151E
Module 7: Optional subject 4: HFMK03161E

Curriculum for the Master’s Programme in Film Studies, The 2008 Curriculum:
Module 4: Film/ television history and analysis: HFVA04151E  
Module 6: Optional subject 1: HFVA04171E
Module 6: Optional subject 1: HFVA04181E
Module 6: Optional subject 2: HFVA04191E
Module 6: Optional subject 2: HFVA04201E

Curriculum for Master's Programme in Media Studies, The 2008 Curriculum:
Module 8: Optional subject 1: HMEK03131E 
Module 8: Optional subject 1: HMEK03191E
Module 8: Optional subject 2: HMEK03201E
Module 8: Optional subject 2: HMEK03211E 
Module 7: Computer media, genres and digital aesthetics: HMEK03261E
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 84
  • Course Preparation
  • 325,5
  • Total
  • 409,5