Curricular Unit:Code:
Film Studies and Cinematographic1111EFCI
2UndergraduateCommunication Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
To learn and identify cultural and artistic relevance of Cinema, including its civilizational value. Integrate cinema and Communication Sciences critically, and journalistic practice. Recognize and understand the major themes of moving pictures, their historical process. Encourage reflexion on the cinema aesthetic language and the media and social consequences of films.
1. Filmic and cinematographic landscapes
2. Basic features of Cinema
3. Vocabulary and grammar of cinema
4. Notions of film theory
5. Films, journalism and reviews
6. Classic cinema, American cinema and European cinema
7, History and genealogy of Portuguese cinema
8. Cinema, power and performance
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The course contents combine the perception of reality and cinema practice, and question the cultural, aesthetic and political value of filming practice. These contents promote critical relationships between cinema and information, contextualizing cinema phenomena and the respective consequences in the media. Thus, they promote students’ aptitudes and competences in the analysis of the key value images have in today’s world.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Tests, essays and oral presentations.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The methods adopted comprehend theoretical and practical lessons focused on the study of cinema fundamental canonical texts. They point to and systematize the impact of cinema -: its history, and production logics. By means of this process, the student is provided with an awareness of the theoretical, practical, economic and social importance of cinema. It is assumed that films are an essential work instrument to foster practice and reflexion on the main trends of current Communication.
Araújo, Nelson, História do Cinema, dos primórdios ao cinema contemporâneo, Edições 70, Lisboa, 2021,
Barroso, Eduardo Paz “ Um olhar no purgatório – Do azul da pintura ao azul do cinema” (2020), In: Cinema e outras artes III – Diálogos e inquietudes artísticas; Anabela Branco de Oliveira, Ana Catarina Pereira, Alfredo Taunay, Liliana Rosa, Nelson Araújo (editores), Editora LabCom UBI, pp. 17-30
1991 Cousins, Mark, Biografia do Filme, Plátano Editora, Lisboa, 2004
Antologia de textos organizada pelo Docente (2022)
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Eduardo Paz Barroso (
Isabel Ponce de Leão (