Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikolaos Aletras
Course ID280005957

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

Registered students: 61
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses beloging to the selected specialization535

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will have: 1. Become familiar with the reading of scripts and film texts in a critical way. 2. Become acquainted with the basic methodology for carrying out a script evaluation. 3. Explored the formation, principles and techniques by which the evaluation of a script is approached through the lens of film production terms alone. 4. Acquired the ability to compose a script diagram (Script Coverage), which will include the synopsis, comments and suggestions about the strengths and weaknesses of the script, as well as its final evaluation regarding a potential realization in 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, evaluating and analyzing a film script are developed, while films are studied in terms of structure, style, form, narrative and characters. Finally, a methodology of encoding the above projects from the point of view of the film production (Script Coverage) is suggested.
dramatic analysis, script report, script coverage, script analysis, script diagram
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 projection equipment to reproduce and screen audiovisual works Use of audiovisual production equipment Use of ancillary websites for further illustrating the various concepts presented in class Use of email for immediate and frequent communication with the students
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 the result of: •The students’ participation in the lectures (3 credits). •Α dramatic analysis project of a film text in the form of Script Coverage (7 credits, individual work). Instructions about the composition of the project, as well as a sample analysis will be provided during the first lectures. Deliverable: 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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