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: 225
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
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. recognize and analyze the traits of the main film movements and genres, 2. recognize and analyze thethe sociopolitical context that influences cinema and 3. conduct bibliographical and academic research and write an academic essay.
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 presents briefly the history of cinema from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the new millennium. In particular, the course examines: the relation between history and the cinema, the formation of the cinematic medium and the technological, social and economic conditions of the film industry, 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, French Poetic Realism, Italian Neorealism, the New Waves of the 1960s, the New Hollywood and Conglomerate Hollywood. 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 and writing.
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
Written assigments160.5
Student Assessment
Students are evaluated through written exams (90%) or written essay (90%) and their participation in class (10%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Corrigan, Timothy & Patricia White. H εμπειρία του κινηματογράφου. Μια εισαγωγή. Mτφ. Δ. Αλεξανδρή, επιστ. επιμ. Δέσποινα Κακλαμανίδου. Αθήνα: Κλειδάριθμος, 2020. 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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