A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The aim of the workshop is to introduce the main components of cinematic language (assembly, framing, machine movements, etc.) into the framework of their historical evolution. The teaching is fully consistent with the objectives of the Course of Studies, which aims to ensure the acquisition of solid knowledge in the fields of multimedia communication by anchoring them to a strengthening of the students' humanistic training.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will have to have an adequate measure of Knowledge and Skills.
Knowledge: Acquire the technical-sector lexicon with which Film Studies refer to the language of film; learning the evolution of some forms of cinematic language throughout the history of cinema.
Skills: Know how to recognize and describe the different components of cinematic language.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The laboratory offers the student some fundamental notions related to the language of cinema: from movements and angles of the camera to the concatenation (through montage) of the shots.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of the history of cinema.
Teaching methods
This is an eLearning laboratory. The didactic path is divided into 5 modules each dedicated to a specific theme related to the language of cinema. The topics covered are of increasing difficulty.
All materials to be studied are online at:
Assessement methods and criteria
The contents of the laboratory are unlocked progressively, with an evaluation test at the end of each module the passing of which is necessary to access the next module.
No grade is given, since this is a workshop.
- University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Subini Tomaso