Audiovisual text: Analysis and Adaptation

Course Information
TitleΟπτικοακουστικό κείμενο: Σημειωτική ανάλυση και προσαρμογή / Audiovisual text: Analysis and Adaptation
Interdepartmental ProgrammeSemiotics, Culture and Communication
Collaborating SchoolsFrench Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600014988

Programme of Study: Semiotics, Culture and Communication

Registered students: 19
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the module the students will be able to analyse audiovisual texts using semiotic theories and tools.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The objective of this course is to enable students to understand the language of audiovisual texts and to familiarise them with key theoretical aspects and texts on audiovisual semiotics. Students will be trained to understand cinematic language, audiovisual narrative and the main concepts of adaptation across different semiotic systems/modes and cultures. The course will comprise of both theoretical and laboratory work on various audiovisual genres ranging from feature to animation films. Assessment will be based on a final project.
semiotics, audiovisual texts, audiovisual adaptation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work60
Written assigments89
Student Assessment
Assessment will be based on a final project.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Baldry, A., & Thibault, P. J. (2006). Multimodal transcription and text analysis: A multimedia toolkit and course book. London: Equinox. Bateman, J. & Schmidt K. H. (2014). Multimodal Film Analysis. How Films Mean. London & New York: Routledge. Barthes, R. (1988). Εικόνα-Μουσική-Κείμενο. Αθήνα: Πλέθρο. Kress, G. & T. van Leeuwen (2006). Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design. Routledge Publishing Co. van Leeuwen, T. (2011). The Language of Colour: An Introduction. Routledge Publishing Co.
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