FILM3012 - Currents in Film Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

FILM3012 is a master's course that provides an overview of theoretical and historical perspectives and approaches specific to film studies.

Learning outcome


Upon successful completion of the course the student has knowledge of:

  • film studies as an academic tradition.
  • the relationship and interaction between theory, history, and analysis of film.



Upon successful completion of the course the student knows how to:

  • identify how different film research traditions relate to each other and what knowledge interests have governed them.
  • reflect on film theory's role in the analysis and interpretation of film.
  • discuss how central issues have been treated in various film-theoretical traditions.
  • explain how development of film-historical knowledge has been characterized by different methodologies and conceptions of film as a medium.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and screenings. Teaching is usually conducted in Norwegian, but may take place in English. Students are required to stay updated on information from the department or course director via Blackboard.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

The final assessment consists of a 6-day home exam in which the student answers a set of assignments of written work in 4000 - 6000 words.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Film and Media Studies (MFMV) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the master's programme in Film and Media Studies, with the chosen direction of Film Studies. It is also open for students at Media Studies who has taken FILM2001 and FILM1104 or corresponding courses.

Course materials

Approximately 1200 pages of set texts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FILM3003 15.0
MPROD3012 7.5 01.09.2009
FVP3002 7.5 01.09.2016
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD 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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