Curricular Unit:Code:
Visual and Audiovisual Documentaries1111DVAU
2UndergraduateCommunication Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Endow the students with theoretical knowledge, technical references and critical tools that enable them to identify and handle images with documental relevance.
Encourage viewing experience and image interpretation of material with journalistic and documental relevance and comprehend the meaning of documentary as a cinematic genre.
Develop the ability to reflect and integrate the different levels of knowledge of documental photography and documentary film.
Develop the necessary skills to analyze, select and use documental photographic and audiovisual material within the context of communication.
1. The concept of documentarism
2. Founding authors and the evolution of the concept
3. Image and history: to inform, document and witness
4. Photography and society
5. Journalism and documentalism
6. Major themes of current documentalism
7. Objectivity and subjectivity in the cinematic look
8. Photography and Cinema: the real and the fictional
9. Realism and Neo-Realism : aesthetics of truth
10. Comment and analysis of cinema and photography
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The contents of each teaching unit encourage the deepening of theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of documentary photography and audiovisual documentary, thereby promoting the acquisition and integration of concepts and techniques related to these areas.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Theoretical and practical work.
Expositive, demonstrative and deductive methodologies are used, applied based on creative strategies. Knowledge sharing and commitment to learning ethics are valued.
Weighting: the test is worth 40%, the assignments and the oral performance 60%.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The teaching methodologies articulate reading and comprehension of essential texts for the discussion and analyses of the problems debated in the curricular unit, by means of the handling of a corpus of image references and the perception of the role of edition, in a dialogue with the social and aesthetic impact of documentalism.
Bazin, A. (2018 [1958]). O que é o cinema? São Paulo: Ubu Editora.
Buckland, W. (2016). La Politique des Auteurs in British Film Studies: Traditional versus Structural Approaches. Paris, Association Française des Enseignants et Chercheurs en Cinéma et Audiovisuel.
Costa, R. (2000). A outra face do espelho. Jean Rouch e o “outro”. UFP, Biblioteca on-Line de Ciências da Comunicação.
Dubois, P. (1992). O acto fotográfico. Lisboa, Veja.
Freund, G. (1995). Fotografia e Sociedade. Lisboa, Veja.
Warner, Kristen (2018). The Sustainability of Film and Media Studies. Cinema Journal. Wntr, Vol. 57(2), pp.143-147, University of Texas at Austin Press.
VVAA (2008). Manoel de Oliveira 1/3. Porto, Fundação de Serralves.
____ (2008). Manoel de Oliveira 2/3. Porto, Fundação de Serralves.
____ (2015). Manoel de Oliveira 3/3. Porto, Fundação de Serralves.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
João Miguel Aguiar (