Fundamentals on Narrative 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311FUNA2 ZK 3 3h/W English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course defines film as an art, working with drama and epic. Students learn how to define, interpret and use those narratives.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Students must have passed Fundamentals on Narrative 1.

Course contents


We will begin the course with an introduction to concepts relating to drama, as well as epic and lyrical narrative. We will analyse how these are synthesised through film. In addition, we will think about sorting audio-visual shots into sentences and sequences that deliver a narrative and will attempt to define their direct impact on the audience.

Recommended or required reading

Jean Claude Carriere, The Secret Language of Film (1994)

Frank Daniel, The Path to Film Drama: The Compact Overview of European Dramatic Theories (1956)

Milan Kundera, The Art of the Novel (1986)

Assessment methods and criteria

GRADING: 33% attendance

33% participation during lectures

33% oral exam



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