Checking date: 29/04/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Film Criticism
Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 382 - Estudio: 211)

Coordinating teacher: ROMERO SANTOS, RUBEN

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
audiovisual narrative
1. Knowledge about theory and methodology of academic cinema critic 2. Abilities to elaborate cinema critics
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
-21st century cinema * Technological aspects * Artistic aspects -Cinematic criticism * Formal aspects * Stylistic considerations * Typology of the different types of criticism * Tools for film criticism - Critical and comparative analysis of film criticism - Critical analysis of current movies * Contemporary movements and debates * New narratives
Learning activities and methodology
1. Master class Theorical lessons. Abilities 1 and 2 (0,75 ECTS) 2. Practical lessons Interpretation and analyze of critics with concepts and technics from the program. Active participation of the students in commentary of critics and pictures. Ability 3 (0,75 ECTS) 3. Personal work Tutorial study of theorical and practical contents and pedagogic materials, Abilities 1 and 2 (0,5 ECTS) Several film reviews + a Final Essay. Ability 3 (1 ECTS)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Bordwell, David. Narration in the Fiction Film. Routledge. 2013
  • Corrigan, T. A short guide to writing about film. Pearson. 2014
  • Imbert, Gérard. Cine e imaginarios sociales: El cine posmoderno como experiencia de los límites (1990-2010). Cátedra. 2010
  • Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media. MIT Press. 2001
  • Prince, Stephen. Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality. Rutgers. 2012
  • Schrader, P.. Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer. Univ of California Press. 2018
  • VV.AA.. Tecmerin: Revista de Ensayos Audiovisuales / Tecmerin. Journal of Audiovisual Essays.
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