Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEleftheria Thanouli
Course ID280007578

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

Registered students: 199
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course213

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
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)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the semester, the student will be able to: 1. Understand the relationship of a theory with specific elements of the film text. 2. Will be able to analyze the thematic and stylistic patterns in any film with a classical narrative. 3. Will be able to locate the ideological elements in each genre film. 4. Will be able to understand the role of the auteur in relation to the formal and thematic elements of the film.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aims to acquaint students with the concept of “theory” and the study of the key film theories on the classical Hollywood cinema. The three key areas of this course include the stylistic and thematic motifs in classical films, the genre theories of the Hollywood productions and the views on the auteur as a textual and creative entity. The goal of this class is to discuss and engage with the writings of prominent scholars (Ray, Altman, Neale, Bordwell etc.) and to learn how to connect general theories and methods with the analysis of specific cinematic works.
film and reality, ideology, genres, auteur
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
powerpoint, e-mail
Course Organization
Written assigments351.2
Student Assessment
There are specific criteria that are spelled out ιn the syllabus. The final grade comes from the written exam by 70% and the written paper by 30% (10% of which comes from the public presentation). Both the written exam and the paper are mandatory.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Επιλογή Συγγραμμάτων Βιβλίο [2825]: Η Μορφή του Φιλμ, Σ.Μ. Αϊζενστάιν Επιλογή Συγγραμμάτων Βιβλίο [2229]: Τι Είναι ο Κινηματογράφος, Αντρέ Μπαζέν Επιλογή Συγγραμμάτων Βιβλίο [2232]: Τι Είναι ο Κινηματογράφος, Αντρέ Μπαζέν Επιλογή Συγγραμμάτων Βιβλίο [3032]: Θεωρίες του Κινηματογράφου, Ειρήνη Στάθη
Additional bibliography for study
Andrew, D. (1984), Concepts in Film Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Bordwell, D. (1985), Narration in the Fiction Film (London: Routledge). ––––––––, J. Staiger, and K. Thompson (1985), The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960 (New York: Routledge). Braudy, L. and M. Cohen ((1999) (eds), Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings (New York: Oxford University Press). Carroll, N. (1996), Theorizing the Moving Image (New York: Cambridge University Press). Caughie, J. (1981) (ed), Theories ofAuthorship: A Reader (London: Routledge). Grant, B. K. (1995) (ed), Film Genre Reader II (Austin, TX: University Texas Press). Hill, J. and P. Church Gibson (1998) (eds), The Oxford Guide to Film Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Neale, S., (2000), Genre and Hollywood (London and New York: Routledge). Schatz, T. (1981), Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking and the Studio System (New York: McGraw-Hill).
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