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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of course is to find methods and working for a creative and artistic script work.

Learning outcomes

A short film script. After the end of the the course the students is expected to be able to reflect, plan, research and record scripts for short films

Course contents

Philosophical discussions, planning projects, research and script production.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information

Please contact the course administrator for more information.

Recommended or required reading

McKee, Robert (1999) Story – Substance, structure, style, and the principles of Screenwriting. London: Methuen. A Poetics for Screenwriters (2001): Lance Lee University of Texas Press Vacklin, Anders & Rosenvall, Janne & Nikkinen, Are (2007) Elokuvan Runousoppi - Käsikirjoittamisen syventävät tiedot. Helsingfors: LIKE.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 90 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

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

1. The course requires a basic research and brainstorming, analyzed and processed in the body text. 2nd A short film script which is the basis for further processing around the action and storytelling period 2 and 3.


  • Nåls Jan
  • Nordström Robert


Nåls Jan

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Se - see ASTA/ARBS

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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