Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKleopatra Kontouli
Course ID280005927

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

Registered students: 90
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course322

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
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
Level of English knowledge required is B2.(CEFR)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the semester the students will be able to: 1. get a solid grasp of film terminology, and more particularly, of terms and concepts related to movement in cinematography. 2. understand the relationship between movement and the choice of shots and angles 3. understand the stasis and/or the dynamism involved in movements produced by tripods or tracks, or hand-held shots 4. explore authentic texts from the area of film studies as well as film reviews.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Authentic reading texts from the area of film studies followed by comprehension and vocabulary exercises, and discussion questions. There are also activities that engage the students in more open and free-spirited tasks and activities. The texts touch upon various fields of film studies and this course in particular explores the meaning and psychology of movement, lateral motion, movement toward or away from the camera, movement and various film genres, from slapstick comedies to animation and musicals. It also explores the idea of the moving camera and dolly shots versus editing and the instability of the hand-held camera .
English for specific purposes, film studies movement, dolly-shots
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
powerpoint presentations, videos e-learning platform
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Artistic creation
Other / Others
Student Assessment
Fianl written exam
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)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Giannetti, Louis. 2002. Understanding Movies. Ninth edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
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