Fundamentals on Narrative 2
Name of lecturer(s)
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.
FILM: DRAMA AND EPIC
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
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
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The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Academy Preparation Program - Screenwriting (qualification subject)