Checking date: 20/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Reading moving image (film and television)
Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 384 - Estudio: 231)

Coordinating teacher: ARANZUBIA COB, ASIER

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Image Theory Media Psychology
1. To know the fundamentals of analysis as opposed to those of criticism, as well as its conceptual instruments and its techniques for exploring the audiovisual text. 2.Ability to identify and analyze the mechanisms that determine the production of meanings and the conformation of a style in the moving image. Elementary skills for the analysis of the formal and narrative construction of audiovisual stories. 3.Development of a critical and creative capacity with respect to audiovisual discourse and its evolution in the context of contemporary audiovisual culture. 4.To outline and carry out pertinent analysis of audiovisual texts, both in written and audiovisual format.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The module follows a theoretical and analytical approach to study the meaning-making process a wide range of moving images, from film, to television or music videos, amongst others. The main contents are: Differences between criticism and analysis, different methodologies in film and television analysis, short analysis of sequences and videos followed by discussions on different techniques, close analysis of individual films and TV shows in relation to different topics (from realism, to intertextuality or feminism...).
Learning activities and methodology
1. Lectures Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and case reviews. 2. Practical classes Fragment analysis. Tutored practical work. Exhibition and comment. 3. Student work Supervised study of theoretical and practical content and teaching materials. Development of practical exercises. Theory classes: individual tutorials Practical classes: group tutorials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Bordwell, D. (2013). Pandora´s Digital Box. Irvington Way institute Press.
  • Bordwell, D., Staiger, J. & Thompson, K. . The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960. Columbia University Press. 1988
  • Bordwell, D.; Thomposon, K.; Smith, J. (2016). Film Art: An Introduction. Mc Graw Hill.
  • Corrigan, T. (2009).. A Short Guide to Writing about Film,. New York, Longman..
  • Creeber, G. (Ed.) (2006).. Tele-visions: an Introduction to Studying Television,. London, BFI..
  • Gibbs, J. y Pye, D. . Style and Meaning: Studies in the detailed analysis of Film. Manchester University Press. 2005
Additional Bibliography
  • Bordwell, D.. Pandora's Digital Box. The Irvington Way Institute Press. 2012
  • Darley, A. . Cultura visual digital. Paidós. 2002
  • Gianneti, L.. Understanding Movies. Prentice Hall. 2001
  • Katz, S. D.. Film Directing. Shot by Shot. Michael Wiese. 2019
  • Naremore, J.. Acting Cinema. University of California Press. 1988

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.