The course FIVA05 is currently not being offered

Course code: FIVA05
Swedish title: Skandinavisk och europeisk filmkultur
Credits: 30

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2023.

Study period: autumn semester 2023
Type of studies: full time, distance course
Study period: 2023-08-28 – 2024-01-14
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements and studies equivalent of the courses History 1b or 1a1+1a2 and Social Studies 1b or 1a1+1a2 from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Application code: LU-E1002

Application code: LU-30700

Introductory meeting: 2023-08-28 at 13:15 – 15:00

Information on included parts

  1. Culture and History in Film and Television, 7.5 credits
  2. Festivals, Criticism, Society, 7.5 credits
  3. Migration and Ethnicity, 7.5 credits
  4. Celebrities, Auteurs and Film Movements, 7.5 credits



Moving images have long been an important part of culture and society, but digitization and globalization are radically changing their creative, industrial, cultural and social forms and significance. In this course, four select perspectives will allow students both a varied and nuanced understanding of contemporary film cultures in Scandinavia and Europe. The first course focuses on the adaptation of European culture and history – and draw on both film and television. The second course changes the focus from cultural representations and their contemporary and historical contexts, to the sites where films are presented and discussed. Today’s film cultures see the growing importance of film festivals, but also new forums for conversations on film – two areas highlighted here. The third course has a more narrow focus, as it centers on migration and film. Migration is, however, a central concern in today’s Europe, and it has shaped both film production and representation, something this course will explore within different national and historical contexts. The last course has a more open content, as it grants the students a chance to explore an area within Scandinavian and European film culture that particularly interest them. Together, the four courses make clear how various forms of moving images are created and discussed, and how their representations are significant in our contemporary culture. Further, the dual focus on Scandinavia and Europe emphasizes the importance of national and regional film and television production, and its relevance for local communities within a globalized world.

Please note: As an international student, you are encouraged to apply in the January admission round. The later April admission round can be an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit.


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

Film Studies

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