Checking date: 06/05/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Film Narrative
Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 384 - Estudio: 231)

Coordinating teacher: LOPEZ IZQUIERDO, JAVIER

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)
Communication Audiovisual, Lengua, Psychologies.
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
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Principles of filmic narration 2. The narrator and the narrative levels 3. The narrative regulation of knowledge 4. The narrative treatment of time 5. The narrative treatment of space
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

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • - Buckland, W. (ed.). Puzzle Films Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema. Blackwell Publishing.. (2009)
  • -Chion, M. . The Acousmêtre. The Voice in Cinema.. Columbia University Press.. (1999 [1982]).
  • -Genette, G.. Narrative Discourse. An Essay in Method.. Cornell University Press. . (1980)
  • -Gunning, T.. Narrative Discourse and the Narrator System. In Leo Braudy & Marshall Cohen (Eds.) Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings (pp. 470-481).. Oxford University Press.. (1999)
  • -Henderson, B.. Tense, Mood, and Voice in Film: (Notes after Genette). In Brian Henderson & Ann Martin (eds.). Film Quarterly: Forty Years - A Selection (pp.55-76).. Berkeley, University of California Press. . (1999)
  • -Jost, F. . The Look: From Film to Novel. In Robert Stam & Alessandra Raengo (Eds). A Companion to Literature and Film (pp. 71-80).. Blackwell Publishing.. (2004)
  • -Warren Buckland (ed.) . Puzzle Films. Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema.. Wiley-Blackwell.. (2008)

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