Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIoannis Maroudas
Course ID280005948

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

Registered students: 136
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course423

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. The knowledge of the basic patterns (theme, character development e.t.c) and the continuity in the work of exceptional writers/directors. 2. Familiarization with individual issues in screenwriting (multiplot - multicharacter / post - modern narratives, Italian neorealism / nouveuel wague / existential cinema e.t.c)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Through studying the work of important screenwriters, we examine the basic motifs of these creators , the thematic cores of their work and the narrative trends of their era. Also, the methods they use during the creative procedure of writing a screenplay. The theory of the course is combined with creative writing exercises.
art-work contunuity, art waves in cinema, special screenwriting techniques
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments150.5
Artistic creation150.5
Student Assessment
The final evaluation is according the below: 1. The written test at the end of the semester 50% 2. the active participation at the courses 10% 3. the written assignments/exercise during the semester 40%.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Kallas-Καλογεροπούλου, Χριστίνα. Σενάριο. Η Τέχνη της Επινόησης και της Αφήγησης στον Κινηματογράφο. Αθήνα, εκδ. Νεφέλη, 2006. 2.Η δύναμη του μύθου, Τζ. Κάμπελ , Αθήνα, εκδόσεις Ιάμβλιχος, 1998 3.Σενάριο, Στάθη Βαλούκου, Αθήνα, εκδ. Αιγόκερως, 2002 4.Περί Ποιητικής, Αριστοτέλης, Αθήνα, εκδόσεις Εστία, 2004
Additional bibliography for study
Lajos Egri, the art of dramatic writing, BNP. Robert Mc Kee, Story, metheum. Linda Seger, Making a good script great, Samuel French. Christropher Vogler, The Writer’s Journey, Michel Wiese Productions. John Truby, Great movies : why do they work, Silman – james Press. David Howard, How to build a great screenplay, souvenir press Linda Seger, The art of adaptation: turn fact and fiction to film,Samuel French. Stephanie Harrison, Adaptations, Three Rivers Press
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