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Film Studies

A degree in Film Studies means preparing for a career in media and culture based on knowledge of these sectors of society as well as traditional humanistic questions about Bildung and theorization. After all, our courses are not primarily vocational training, but we know that a large proportion of our students go to a fairly well defined job market (in media culture).

Since you do not learn the craft of film making by studying Film Studies, it is usually seen as a theoretical subject. Our courses certainly are theoretical, but we have a pragmatic approach to theory. To understand all parts of contemporary media systems, in all their complexity, we need ever new, creative theorizations of this rapidly changing world. To understand this changing media ecology, many of our courses necessarily have to change from year to year.

To study Film Studies means learning the skills of disassemble and reassemble. Not to learn to make films, but to understand how film works. The knowledge of disassembling and reassembling cultural artefacts is a skill, a touch, if not a craft. A degree in Film Studies involves the skills of building culture, creating meaning, as much as understanding today's media cultures.


To Undergraduate studies (First cycle) in Art History and Visual Studies

To Master´s studies (Second cycle) in Art History and Visual Studies

To Doctoral studies (Third cycle) in Art History and Visual Studies

Contact Information

Director of studies, Alexandra Fried

PO Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, room 3259

+46(0)31-786 1974

Page Manager: Felicia Bigot Klinteberg|Last update: 12/21/2011

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