The cinematographer programme trains you to have the overall responsibility for the visual expression in a film, series or similar – often in close collaboration with the director and the production designer.

The purpose of the cinematographer programme is to train you to be a co-creator of series, feature films, documentaries, and new interactive formats. Here you contribute artistically and professionally as the film's photographer.

The cinematographer programme focuses specifically on how your personal vision can collaborate with the director, producer, and other disciplines on the artistic intention of the cinematic project.

You will be challenged to clarify your personal vision, which you must be able to formulate, qualify, and develop in order for you to interact with other creative visions and collaborations.

The cinematographer must thrive in reflective processes around your own and others' working methods in both management and creating aspects. In each semester, you will participate in conversations about your development.

The programme is divided between collaborations in film practice, common courses, and specific cinematography training.

The film exercises are structured according to the Film School's six-pack model, where the composition of the groups is predetermined. The film exercises are organized based on a pedagogical approach that focuses on practising individual parts of the narrative story's structure and language. You will meet the more advanced technical level in a progression in specific courses in the cinematographer programme.

At the graduation project, the responsible is yours. Here you choose the collaborations, methods, and intentions yourself.


The three main elements of the cinematographer programme are:

Your own vision

The film's craft, methods, and artistic language

Photographic management


Through the three supporting elements, you will encounter a film photographic view of the film's movement from idea, development, pre-visualization, pre-production, recording, post-production, and reflections on the entire process with your teacher and your fellow students. In this way, the focus is on the processes that arise when artistic visions and artistic will meet in a complex collaboration.

The film's narrative, artistic language, and technology are an art form in constant motion. Teaching is primarily based on current technologies and narrative forms. Through artistic discussions each semester, your challenges and potential are followed closely.

See the curriculum for the cinematography education program applicable from January 2021