Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDespoina Kaklamanidou
Course ID600012715

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

Registered students: 179
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
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)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the semester, the student will be able to: 1. describe the circumstances of the birth of cinema, 2. recognize and analyze the traits of the main film movements of the 1895-1930 period, 3. recognize and analyze the traits of the main film genres, movements and styles of the 1930-1948 period, 4. distinguish and explain the sociopolitical context that influence cinema and 5. conduct bibliographical research
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course engages with the relation between history and the cinema, the formation of the cinematic medium and the technological, social and economic conditions of the film industry, covering the period 1895-1948. We study the pioneers of the cinema, the key movements in the silent era, the Hollywood Studio Era (1930-1948) with special emphasis on the development, traits and conventions of the popular film genres (screwball comedy, musical, film noir, western), French Poetic Realism, Italian Neorealism and Greek cinema. In addition, we discuss the impact of the historical, socioeconomic and political context in the production and distribution of motion pictures. Finally, we present the basic principles of academic research. By the end of the semester, the students should be able to identify and analyze the key features of the cinema between 1895-1948 and to relate them to the wider social and historical environment that nurtured them.
history, development, first steps, movements, silent, poetic realism, genre
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
power point presentations, e-mail, youTube, video essays
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Their performance at the final oral exams (600%) along with short projects (40%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Άισνερ, Λότε. Η δαιμονική οθόνη: Ο Γερμανικός εξπρεσιονισμός στον κινηματογράφο. Αθήνα: Αιγόκερως, 1987. • Kristin Thompson & David Bordwell. Ιστορία του Κιν/φου. Μια Εισαγωγή. Μτφ. Ν. Λερός & Ρ. Καλαΐτη. Αθήνα: ΜΙΕΤ, 2011.
Additional bibliography for study
• Pinel, Vincent. Σχολές, Κινήματα & Είδη στον Κινηματογράφο. Mμφ. Μ. Καρρά, (επιμ.) Χ. Δερμεντζόπουλος. Αθήνα : Μεταίχμιο, 2004. • Σκοπετέας, Γιάννης. Η Δημιουργία της Μυθοπλαστικής Αφήγησης και τα Είδη των Κινηματογραφικών Ταινιών, 2016. • Στεφανή, Εύα. Δέκα Κείμενα για το Ντοκιμαντέρ. Αθήνα: Πατάκης, 2007.
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