Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Koutsiampasakos
Course ID280007540

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Film Studies (2009-2013)

Registered students: 118
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course3210

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
I have referred to the prerequisites for 1 ΕΣΘ 1 and how it is essential for a film student to have a working knowledge of all the arts. For this class, knowledge of theatre and literature are essential.
Learning Outcomes
The students focus on observing and interpreting human behaviour. As they read a screenplay, they learn how to draw out the ‘roles’. To analyze each of the characters through the script. To note the interpretative tools available to an actor. To run the casting process. To organize auditions and to choose the right actors for each character/role. To build the character with the actor, either in one-to-one sessions / improvisations with each of the actors in turn, or in rehearsals with all the actors in a given scene. To communicate with the actors during a shoot. To communicate with the actors during the dubbing process. By the end of the semester, the students have largely wound up their work with the actors for the films they will be completing by the end of the spring semester.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Observing someone; analysing their behaviour. Imagining that person in another place, in another time. Noting/summarizing the roles in a screenplay. Analysing a character through the screenplay. Noting and analysing an actor’s interpretative tools. Casting. Staging auditions. Rehearsals. Finding ‘special participants’ for a film (dancers, athletes, people with a particular profession). Finding extras for a film. Working with actors during a shoot. Working with actors during the dubbing process. Working with extras during a shoot.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Films, and scenes from films, are screened during the workshops. Auditions are recorded. Rehearsals are recorded. The recordings of the auditions and rehearsals are shown and commented on. The auditions and rehearsals from previous years are shown, or the auditions and rehearsals for Greek or foreign films. At the end of the semester, the students present the recorded material from their collaboration with the actors: Auditions, selecting the actors, rehearsals.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.4
Artistic Workshop200.7
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities80.3
Artistic creation802.7
Student Assessment
The students are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: - Primarily, the material they recorded with the people who will be playing the characters in their films. Their texts detailing the stages in their collaboration with these people. - The interim workshop exercises (character analyses, interpretative tools analyses). - Their workshop attendance and participation. - The students are encouraged to play the roles in their projects themselves. This gives them hands-on experience of what an actor playing that role will need and want to know. The students’ own interpretation of the roles in their projects are also taken into account. * A project’s assessment and grade take its difficulty into account.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΑΝΤΛΕΡ Στέλλα, H τέχνη του ηθοποιού, μτφρ. Σύλλας Τζουμέρκας, εκδ. Ίνδικτος 2007. 2. WESTON Judith., Σκηνοθετώντας τον ηθοποιό, μτφρ. Νίκος Λερός, εκδ. Πατάκη 2006. 3. ΚΟΜΙ, Τζερεμάϊα, Η τέχνη της Υποκριτικής στον Κινηματογράφο, μτφρ. Μαριτίνα Πάσσαρη, εκδ. Αιγόκερως 2006. 4. ΚΑΙΗΝ Μάϊκλ, Μπροστά στην κάμερα, μτφρ. Θέμις Μπαζάκα, Μιράντα Βερούλη, εκδ. Καστανιώτης 2000.
Additional bibliography for study
Ανάλογα με τις ταινίες που προβάλονται στην διάρκεια των εργαστηρίων, δίδεται πρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία.
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