Cinematic Communication 210

Course Objectives

Students will develop a holistic understanding of the practice and theory of film culture and its place in society. They will also discuss and participate in achieving goals and tasks concerning the dissemination and promotion of films in the public and private sectors.

Course Description

The three main themes are:

  1. Viewing, experiencing and analysing film:

    Living images’ elements of narration and dramaturgy
    Basic film theory and analysis
    Evaluating films/ discussing the concept of quality
    Practical interpretation of films through oral and written presentations

  2. The social and aesthetic history of film:

    Patterns and trends in film history
    Various perspectives on the function of films and how they are experienced and interpreted

  3. The organisation and practice of various means of disseminating and promoting film in Norway:

    Public film and media policy, the aims and framework conditions
    The principal institutions and organisations in the field of films
    Producing, importing, distributing and showing films
    From traditional films to the digital future
    The use of traditional newspapers and PR as tools in the dissemination and promotion of films, and more recent trends concerning interaction with the public and users e.g. via the Internet.

Learning Methods

Lectures and seminars spread over 2 semesters, study trips, presentation of written work for approval and oral tasks. The course uses Intranet communication to supplement learning methods.
There is a minimum 80% attendance requirement for the seminar/project (which has its own timetable). If students are absent for more than 20% of the meetings, they will be orally examined on the course curriculum texts. Attendance on all of the joint study trips is obligatory for all students. Students who do not participate must write a report which covers the subject material of the study trip. Students are not required to attend all lectures, but regular attendance is recommended.

Assessment Methods

Obligatory written paper which counts for 40 % of the final grade. Written individual 5-hour examination which counts for 60 %. Graded marks. Students must receive passing marks in both the paper and the final examination in order to achieve a final passing mark for the course.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

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