Practical Analysis 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311PRAN credit 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English winter

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The course consists of screenings of films that reflect specific types of film language. A hosted discussion dealing with concrete ways of use of film language in different scenes that will gradually point to more general principles of filmmaking.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will:

-broaden their analytical skills in considering dramatic structure and film language

-improve their analytical competences concerning short and feature film

-gain a deeper insight into different aspects of of film language, dramatic structure, formal aspects of filmmaking

-understand the link between the sense of a film work and film language, which articulates the film’s theme

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Recommended Reading

STYAN, J L. Modern drama in theory and practise. Volume 1-3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

KATZ, Steven D (Steven Douglas). Film directing shot by shot : visualizing from concept to screen. [1st ed.]. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions in conjunction with Focal Press, 1991. xi, 366 s. ISBN 0-941188-10-8.

Evaluation methods and criteria

The minimum attendance for passing the class is 70%. Students will be evaluated on their contribution and efforts to the class and the written test. The grade will be calculated as follows:

Attendance - 30%

Participation in class - 30%

Written test - 40 %



Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans