English Terminology and Film Specific Texts

Course Information
TitleΑγγλική Ορολογία και Ειδικά Κείμενα / English Terminology and Film Specific Texts
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKleopatra Kontouli
Course ID600020175

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

Registered students: 35
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses beloging to the selected specialization535

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
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
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
B2 is the required level of English for this class (CEFR)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course students will be able to : a. understand and use the English terms and concepts associated with filmmaking. b. distinguish between the artistic movements that shaped literature and film, such as Realism, Classicism and Formalism c. assess these theoretical approaches in relationship to the technical innovations found in filmmaking. d. realise the interdependent relationship between content and form e. understand the difference between the various shots and angles f. study the various technical aspects involved in cinema-making in relationship to shots, angles, the use of color and lenses, filters and gauges g. study the concept of montage in relationship to the practices of the great editing masters h. get a solid grasp of film terminology, and more particularly, of terms and concepts related to movement in cinematography. i. understand the relationship between movement and the choice of shots and angles j. understand the stasis and/or the dynamism involved in movements produced by tripods or tracks, or hand-held shots k. explore authentic texts from the area of film studies as well as film reviews. l. hone their critical thinking skills along with their analytic skills
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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)
This course introduces students to the theoretical knowledge of the history and art of cinema, along with offering them an overview of the technical aspects of sound, lighting, mise en scene, visual effects, editing and film production. It explores the interdependent relationship between subject matter and form and its significance for filmmaking along with how this relationship impacts the choice of shots and angles, color and its symbolism, filters, lenses and gauges along with the practice of editing. These choices contribute to the fantasy/reality that is the cinema. Students read authentic texts about the fundamentals of filmmaking to understand how the aesthetics of film and approaches to film genre have informed film as art, artifact and product.
English for Specific Purposes, Film, Artistic movements, Realism, Formalism, shots, angles, colour symbolism, filters, lenses, editing
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Powerpoint presentations, e-learning platform, videos, email
Course Organization
Reading Assigment421.4
Written assigments250.8
Artistic creation150.5
Student Assessment
final exam at the end of the semester (written)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Giannetti, Louis. 2002. Understanding Movies. Ninth Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Bordwell, D, Thompson, K. 2019. Film Art: An Introduction. Twelfth edition, New York: McGraw-Hill Education, Bordwell, D. 2007. "Three Dimensions of Film Narrative." Poetics of Cinema. London: Routledge.
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