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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The student shall after the course have assimilated the theories of
dramatugic and rhetoric terminology as it is used in the
professional film industry.

Learning outcomes

The student shall have basic knowledge about dramaturgy och
rhetoric and its theories about film. That means knowledge
about dramatic and epic narration and its different narrative
structures. The student shall also have knowledge about the
format rules in scriptwriting.

Course contents

- Dramaturgy of feature film
- Dramaturgy of short film
- Character
- Dramatic dialog
- Format rules

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

Compulsory attendance!

Recommended or required reading

Scriptwriting and dramaturgy for film - Thomas Granath
Visual rhetoric - Anders Carlsson/Thomas Koppfeldt

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 45 hours
  • Individual studies - 45 hours
  • - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 130 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 130 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

To pass the performance, the student must pass the following
Examination 1 Four short scripted exercises
Examination 2 dramatical analysis of the films
Examination 3 An own short film script with dramaturgical analysis
as an attach.


Granath Thomas


Granath Thomas

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Period 1 och 2

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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