Checking date: 15/07/2019

Course: 2020/2021

Film Narrative
Study: Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (231)

Coordinating teacher: LOPEZ IZQUIERDO, JAVIER

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Communication Audiovisual, Lengua, Psychologies.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1) Ability to analyse the construction of storytelling 2) Knowledge of narrative devices and strategies 3) Familiarisation with the main theories of film narrative and its history
Description of contents: programme
1) Narrator 2) Character 3) Time, fable 4) Space 5) Structure 6) Introduction to Greimas actantial model
Learning activities and methodology
All sessions are divided in one LECTURE, based on a theoretical presentation, plus one SEMINAR, in which students work on their practical exercises. Students are expected to attend all sessions and participate in the debates. Deadlines for written work must be strictly met.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • - Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan. Screen Adaptation. Impure Cinema. Palgrave Macmillan. 2010
  • - Graeme Harper. On Creative Writing. Multilingual Matters. 2010

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.