Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikolaos Aletras
Course ID280005957

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

Registered students: 60
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses beloging to the selected specialization535

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
This course aims at students being able to: 1.Familiarize themselves with the reading of scripts and film texts in a critical way. 2.Know the basic elements of methodology for the evaluation of a script. 3.Explore the formation, principles, techniques by which the evaluation of a script is approached in terms of film production exclusively. 4.Compose a script diagram (Script Coverage), which will contain the overview of the script, as well as comments and suggestions about the strengths and weaknesses of the script, and the estimation for a possible utilization in the film production.
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
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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)
Cinema narrates stories. Sometimes, producers choose, develop, change or even co-shape these stories and the way these are told. The producer is – among others – an adequate reader of scripts and their components. In this course, the main principles of the dramatic analysis are taught. The components which constitute a story. The way these components are organized and narrate the story. During the development of a film work, the producer sometimes participates in and others he/she leads the development, improvement, rewriting of the story. In this context, ways of approaching, evaluation and analysis of a film script are developed, while films are studied on the basis of structure, style, form, narrative and characters. Finally, a methodology of encoding the above projects is suggested, from the point of view of the film production (Script Coverage).
dramaturgical analysis, script report, script coverage, script analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • 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 equipment to reproduce and project audiovisual works Use of audiovisual production equipment Use of relevant websites to deepen the lectures's understanding Use of email for frequent and instantaneous communication with the class
Course Organization
Reading Assigment481.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.3
Written assigments200.7
Movie viewing200.7
Student Assessment
The final grade will be derived from: •The students’ participation in the lectures (3 credits) •The composition of a dramatic analysis work of a film text in the form of Script Coverage (7 credits, individual work). Instructions about the composition of the work, as well as a model-work will be provided during the first lectures. Final product: Script Coverage (word limit: 2000-2500 words) The assignment is compulsory, and replaces the final written exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
The Palgrave Handbook of Screen Production [electronic resource] Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 91695562 Το σενάριο Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 86194504, Συγγραφείς: Στάθης Βαλούκος Ο Κινηματογράφος σήμερα Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 22767583, Συγγραφείς: Σωτήρης Δημητρίου The Films of Lars von Trier and Philosophy [electronic resource] Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 91695314 The Films of Kore-eda Hirokazu [electronic resource] Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 91695313
Additional bibliography for study
Ackerman, H. (2017). Write Screenplays That Sell - The Ackerman Way. Beverly Hills, California: Tallfellow Press. Garfinkel, A. (2007). Screenlay Story Analysis: The Art and Business. New York: Allworth Press. Griffiths, K. (2015). The Art of Script Editing: A Practical Guide to Script Development. Harpenden, UK: Creative Essentials. Seger, L. (2010). Making a Good Script Great. Beverly Hills, California: Silman-James Press.
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