Film Studies: Theory, Method and Academic Writing, 7,5 Credits

The course offers an introduction to the genre of academic writing and how to design a research project in the area of film and media studies. Students learn about formulating academic aims and research problems, working with methods, theory, and the process of compiling, evaluating and synthesizing knowledge. Toward the end of the course, the student presents a draft of a research project, individually or in a pair, and tests his/her acquired knowledge by giving constructive critique to student colleagues' project drafts.

ECTS Credits

7,5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (G2F)


School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: Media and Communication Studies, Film Studies and/or Media and Communication Studies, 60 credits.

Selection: Academic points

Additional information: Teaching Methods

The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.


The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1009