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Scandinavian Culture in Film and Television

  • Duration: August-October
  • Fall semester , Exchange student
  • ECTS 15 ECTS
  • Application period Application deadline: 01 May

Scandinavian Culture in Film and Television (FFV2010) is a 15 ECTS course in the fall semester on Bachelor level. A home exam finalizes the course. 

To view possible course combinations, view "About the course".

About the course

This course investigates Scandinavian culture through its most distinguished films and television drama serials, emphasising the outcome of the past 25 years. From a national and an international perspective, Scandinavian film and television drama are doing very well, and can pride themselves with Oscar awards and nominations as well as international Emmy awards. The course aims to explore the film and television texts in light of key characteristics of the Scandinavian societies and culture while delving into the key figures, themes and stylistic traits of contemporary Scandinavian cinema and television.

Through diverse case studies, the course offers these main approaches: 1) A focus on the works of world famous Scandinavian film directors like Ingmar Bergman and Lars von Trier and newer well-known names like Susanne Bier and Joachim Trier. 2) A focus on recent trends within television like the highly successful Nordic Noir-crime serial of The Bridge or the digitally innovative Norwegian teen drama serial of Shame. 3) A focus on Word War II as a common historical experience in Norway and Denmark and the public arguments of its meaning for nowadays Norwegians and Danes. 4) A focus on the multicultural aspects of the Scandinavian societies through the work of debate oriented film directors.  


Possible course combinations


It is not possible to combine the course with other courses.


Course schedule 

The course schedule will be published after:

  • 01 June for the following fall semester


Course material

To view the course material for FFV2010 Scandinavian Culture in Film and Television, please search here. Do notice that the overview might not be available until a few weeks before the official semester start.

Practical information


On-campus housing is eligible for students applying for a full semester/academic year.

General information on accommodation at Campus Lillehammer

You will learn this


  • The student is familiar with general trends, genres, and key figures in contemporary Scandinavian film and television series
  • The student recognizes similarities as well as differences between the Scandinavian film and television cultures
  • The student understands the dynamic relations which exist between Scandinavian and global cinema and television
  • The student has insight into the relationship between genre, aesthetics, and ideology in Scandinavian film and television 


  • The student can conduct close analysis of audiovisual fiction within the theoretical framework of national cinema
  • The student are able to account for the close connections between Scandinavian literature, film and television
  • The student are able to present and discuss various topics with relevance to Scandinavian film and television
  • The student has the ability to write thoughtfully and accurately about films and television series


General competence:
  • The student reflects critically on various subjects in the field of study
  • The student are able to structure and carry out written assignments

What does it cost?

Free for exchange students

Study start information

An Orientation Week is arranged in the first week of the fall semester. Lectures are expected to begin during the following week.

Would you like to apply?

The course is available only for students coming from our partner institutions. Contact the International Coordinator at your home institution to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Please notice that applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Application procedure and documents

Any questions?