Practical Analysis 1

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

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Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

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

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

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.

Recommended or required reading

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.

Assessment 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 %



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

room 241
Room No. 3

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 13:10–14:45 Jakub FELCMAN Room No. 3
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans