FILM1102 - Theories and Aesthetics of Film


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 6 days

Course content

FILM1102 is a base level course which covers the history and development of film theory. The course provides the student with conceptual tools for the discussion and analysis of film in light of various positions in film theory.

Learning outcome


After completing the course, the student has knowledge of:

  • early theories and debates about film as art and films ability to capture reality.
  • positions in film theory in different eras.
  • theories relating to the social, political and cultural role of film.
  • theories relating to film production, aesthetics and reception.
  • traditions in film analysis.


After completing the course, the student can:

  • account for the development of different positions throughout the history of film theory, and compare them through discussion.
  • place the emergence of particular positions in film theory in social, political and cultural contexts.
  • conduct independent film analyses based on film theory.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, screenings and group seminars, including supervised training in film analysis.

This course may be taught in Norwegian or English, pending staff availability.

Compulsory assignments

Up to 4 written submissions must be completed and approved before students can take the course exam.

Students are required to stay updated on information from the department or course director via Blackboard.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignements
  • 80 % Seminar attendance

Further on evaluation

The final course assessment consists of a 6 day home exam.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The course reading list is about 1200 pages, plus the films and episodes that are screened in their entirety.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FILM1014 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
FILM1003 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
FILM1012 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Film Studies
  • Film and Video Production
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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