Course Information
TitleΣΤΑΘΜΟΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΩΡΙΑ ΚΙΝΗΜΑΤΟΓΡΑΦΟΥ / LANDMARKS IN THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF CINEMA
CodeΜΔΣ2-360
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013413

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600154635
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course, students will: - have acquired concise knowledge about the main stages in the course of cinema as an art, from its creation until today, so that they can connect it with other arts or fields - be able to relate individual films and broader styles with their historical and theoretical context - be able to recognize creative elements (technique, themes, etc.) within the content of films, in relation to the period they belong to - develop a personal approach to aesthetic differences among various periods and styles
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course explores the development of contemporary cinema by visiting specific landmark periods in which technologies, historical circumstances and theories contributed to an understanding of moviemaking as we know it today. It aims at familiarizing students with important milestones in the history and theory of cinematography; these milestones are selected based on their overall impact to the lineage of cinema. After exploring the early origins of the cinematic medium, the course passes through pillar theories of the 20th century, reaching all the way to contemporary digital cinematography. Although some of the theories partially overlap with one another historically, the course material is arranged in chronological order so that those theories are contextualised within the era in which they were formed. This way, being more than a linear account of the cinematic medium, the course provides students with a comprehensive mural of the most important chapters in the history of cinematography, as well as the opportunity to visit them critically. During the course a number of thematically appropriate visual clips and other examples will be employed for a better consolidation of the material presented in the lectures.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
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
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1174.7
Reading Assigment301.2
Exams30.1
Total1506
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Last Update
06-02-2020