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About the programme
GPA 2019: All applicants admitted  
Language: Danish  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / september


This programme is only offered in Danish.

All about the cinema and TV screen – and behind the camera

Are you crazy about film and TV? Would you like to study the correlation between storytelling, aesthetics, stylistic effects and their historical and cultural context? Do you have a creative gene that you need to use behind a camera? The subsidiary subject in film and TV gives you the chance to delve even deeper into the world of visual media. Here you work with film and TV from historical, theoretical, analytical and production angles.

From Casablanca to Danish satire

As a student of the subsidiary subject in film and TV, you become proficient in the theory and analysis of film and television products, and get an overview of the theory and history of film. In addition to the theoretical, analytical, methodological and historical disciplines, you have an opportunity to test yourself with practical, creative and communicative disciplines.

Five good questions about film and TV

  • What characterises a good story on film and TV?
  • What role does the background music play in documentaries?
  • What stylistic effects characterise Hitchcock’s production?
  • How do you convert an idea into a script?
  • Is it true that films should be seen in a cinema? Or is the effect on the audience just as strong at home in front of the TV?

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to a supplementary subject, you have to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree programme at a Danish university. Furthermore, the academic regulations of the bachelor’s degree programme have to allow for a combination with a supplementary subject.

You also have to meet the admission requirements for the supplementary subject in question. You can familiarise yourself with the requirements on the Danish version of this page by clicking on Danish in the top right corner.

Read more about admission to supplementary subjects.

Academic regulations

As a student it is important to know the regulations for the chosen supplementary subject: what is the content, how is it structured and what does it require from you.

You can find this information in the academic regulations. There is a regulation for both bachelor’s supplementary subject and master’s supplementary subject:


In the following graphical presentation of the subject you can see the different modules and courses that, in addition, link to the course catalogue where you can read the course descriptions.

Structure bachelor


Structure master


Student life

Approximately 70 students are admitted every year to the film and TV subsidiary subject. You must expect 9–15 scheduled hours of lessons per week, as well as all the hours spent behind the camera and in the editing room with your reading group. Observing and working on a film and TV production together is a great experience and the classes doing this subsidiary subject are always characterised by excellent teamwork and an enthusiastic atmosphere.

The form of teaching encourages a large amount of dialogue and active student participation, and you find that group work plays a key role in preparation, lessons and project work connected with the subsidiary subject of film and TV.

Social environment

As a film and TV student, you become part of the environment at the Institute of Information and Media Studies.

  • The Friday bar at Katrinebjerg organises bar evenings and parties for students in the IT City.
  • The Social Committee called PANIK (party all night in Katrinebjerg) is responsible for many great ideas and interesting events. This committee organises two or three celebrations a year for students of both media studies and information studies.
  • SAMS is an organisation that aims to strengthen communication between Danish media students, as well as promoting contact between students and the media industry. SAMS also publishes a journal called SAMSON.

Student life at Katrinebjerg

Media Studies is located in the IT City Katrinebjerg, along with Information Studies, Multimedia and a number of IT and media companies. The facilities here are excellent and include lecture theatres, group rooms, a library and reading room, computer rooms, video editing equipment and much more. See a map of Katrinebjerg and the calendar.


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About half of all graduates with film and TV as their subsidiary subject work as upper secondary schoolteachers, teachers of short programmes of higher education, and teachers at folk high schools, continuation schools, universities and business schools, etc.

The subsidiary subject in film and TV qualifies you to teach at upper secondary schools in the subject of the same name. However, this is an elective subject with very few teaching hours, and not all upper secondary schools offer film and TV as an elective subject. It is therefore a good idea to consider other job opportunities.


Information officer

Three out of ten graduates with film and TV as their subsidiary subject work as information officers in private or public sector companies, in public relations or advisory services or within the web and IT industry.

 Competence profile

A subsidiary subject in film and TV provides you with the following skills:


  • Mastery of technical and aesthetic effects in film and TV production.
  • The ability to think over theoretical approaches to the analysis of film and TV products.
  • The ability to place film and TV products in an historical and societal context.
  • The ability to assess how media expressions, different kinds of storytelling and genres influence target group considerations.
  • The ability to describe, analyse and assess media productions and communicate the results both to the public and to private sector companies.
  • Problem-solving with due respect for deadlines and fixed financial frameworks.
  • Planning and teaching media subjects within youth and adult education.