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Visual Media Production

This is a hands-on, learning-by-doing production course, in which participants will make two short fiction films with guidance and feedback at every stage of the creative process. The main focus is on storytelling though production values will of course also count.

Students will work in teams, with generally five participants per group, and in addition to learning basic principles of script development, will gain experience with such tasks as casting, location scouting, directing actors, camera work, lighting, sound recording, editing, etc.

There will be instruction in the use of our semi–professional cameras and editing program, and no previous experience with production equipment is necessary.

After a few introductory lectures, the course will consist primarily of group work with feedback from the teacher and professional filmmakers. The exam consists of the productions you make during the course and a report of 6-8 pages per participant.

The few required readings will be supplied electronically as a compendium of brief relevant articles.

The first class meeting will be held on July 15th and the last one on August 9th. Between those dates, there will be work virtually every day. The reports will be due on August 16th but will be sent as electronic files and participants in the course will not have to remain in Aarhus after August 9th. 

Find full course description in the course catalogue.   


The exam consists of a portfolio consisting of a number of assignments produced by the student during the course and submitted to the teacher on Blackboard.
The number of assignments, their form (individual and/or group-based, written, oral, product, reflection, peer feedback, set or on a topic of the student’s choice etc.) as well as the deadline for submission will be announced in writing on Blackboard and orally by the teacher at the beginning of the semester.
The portfolio will be written in groups of up to six but generally five students.  

Admission Requirements

Course Specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.    


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Langauge proficiency

You can read more about admission here


Morten Søding Sørensen


Morten Søding Sørensen is lecturer in media studies at Viby Gymnasium, Denmark.