Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID280007539

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

Registered students: 113
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course217

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
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)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There is an issue concerning the prerequisites for this workshop and, indeed, for all the directing workshops: Can a student can take 2 Direcing Workshops 1 without having first taken 1 Directing Workshops 1? The logical answer is no. But experience thus far has shown us that something of the sort is possible in some cases. Still, our concerns about this subject remain.
Learning Outcomes
The students are taken through the basic stages in the director’s collaborations with the cast and crew at each stage in the making of a film. This unavoidably leads to issues relating to style. They learn how to communicate their directorial vision to everyone else involved in the production. They also learn how to embellish that vision through their collaborations. They see how essential each member of the crew and cast is. They work with them to complete the exercises they are set during the 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)
The director’s relationships with: 1. The script-writer, 2. The Director of Photography, 3. The set designer, 4) the costume designer, 5. The sound man and the sound designer, 6. The editor, 7. The mixer, 8. The colour grader. Special reference is made to the people in a film, to moulding the ‘human landscape’ of a film and to the director’s role in choosing his collaborators.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • 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. Notes are distributed electronically after every workshop which summarize what was done during the workshop while also noting the key aspects of the related theory and directorial practice. At the end of the semester, the students prepare a second short film/exercise--the prepared the first at the end of the first semester.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.4
Artistic Workshop180.6
Artistic creation702.3
Student Assessment
The students are graded on the basis of: - The final project of the semester, the main factor in their grade. - Their performance in each of the exercises they undertook. - Their workshop attendance and participation. * Every film/exercise receives an overall grade. The individual students in the group also receive a grade for their contribution/area of specialization and their overall mark reflects both the group and individual marks. ** A project’s assessment and grade take its difficulty into account.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Συλλογικό έργο, Με το βλέμμα του σκηνοθέτη, σύνταξη – μτφρ. Μάκης Μωραϊτης, εκδ. Καθρέφτης 2007. 2. TIRARD Laurent, Master Class. Μαθήματα Σκηνοθεσίας από τους σημαντικότερους σύγχρονους κινηματογραφιστές, Επιμέλεια Εύα Στεφανή, Μτφρ. Αλκυόνη Τσέγκου, εκδ. Παττάκη 2006. 3. Συλλογικό έργο, Η πολιτική των δημιουργών, μτφρ. Μαρία Μπαλάσκα, Νίκος Σαραντάκος, εκδ. Αλεξάνδρεια 1989.
Additional bibliography for study
Στην διάρκεια των εργαστηρίων δίνονται "υλικά" από ταινίες, όπου φαίνεται ο τρόπος, η κινηματογραφική πρακτική σε κάθε βήμα της παραγωγής μιας ταινίας.
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