Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of this course is that by reading texts, watching movies, exercises, and discussions will have a understanding of how to adapt a literary text to a script text..

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to reformulate a literary text into a script text.

Course contents

Students will read and choose from a couple of texts. It can be short stories, plays, newspaper articles, poems or pictures. The students will also read the texts that fellow students have selected as a basis for adaptation during the course. In this way, students can participate as a sounding board and idea in 
 lessons. We investigate the difference between a literary text and 
 a script text. We discuss what is playable and not playable 
. What is the dramatically charged from a cinematic perspective 
 on internal and external events. We go through the visual image to identify or 
 improve a situation in the literary model. We also 
 with questions around what needs to be reformulated in 
 story to create the forward motion and pre-understanding as 
 movie audiences need to be able to understand the story. 
 We work with funding, presentation and structure. We investigate 
opportunities to create understanding and 
 forward motion, including through by working with set-up, pay of situations. The is about to learn to make arrangements, give public knowledge of what enables the development the story contains. We see films such as based on literary models where we read the text and after having seen the film discusses 
the interpretation and cinematic solutions 
 film presented.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

MK-2-007 Dramaturgy and Rhetoric

Previous course names


Additional information

More information about the course can be obtained by the Course Administrator.

Recommended or required reading

Literature Through Film: Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation av Robert Stam, Robert Stam, Stam. Förlag: Wiley-Blackwell

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 60 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 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

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the performance, the student submits a following examinations: 1: Reading short stories, articles, poems and or pictures and a written or oral 
 motivation to choose out, depending on the length and scope, one or two models of 
 adaptation. 2: depending on the exam one to write one or two scripts. 
 3: write an essay on the adaptation based on the experience gave the course.


Granath Thomas


Granath Thomas

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Period 3 och 4

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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