Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
FTV3911 Cinema and Dramaturgy I Fall 3 0 3 5
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Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. NİLAY ULUSOY
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The objective of the course is to highlight the significance of questioning how cinema could make use of dramaturgy in scriptwriting shooting and editing. It is also to understand the tools of classical dramaturgy, develop dramaturgical perspective and insight.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Identify the basic concepts of dramaturgy.
2. Will be able to make use of dramaturgy during script writing.
3. Will be able to make use of dramaturgy during the shooting process.
4. Develop a dramaturgical perspective.

Course Content

General content of the course are on understanding tragedy in its ancient to modern forms, understanding dramaturgical rules of classical Hollywood narrative cinema and developing an authentic dramaturgical perspective through the analysis of the films of Reha Erdem.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Historical Development of the concept of Dramatugy and the Function of dramaturgy Readings on Aristotle, Lessing, Brecht, Boal ve Barba
2) Methods of Dramaturgy and dramaturgical perspective Relationship between theatre dramaturgy and film dramaturgy
3) Basic Concepts of classical dramaturgy Readings on Aristotles Poetics and King Oedipus
4) Reinterpretation of Poetics, Classical Narrative Hollywood Cinema Spielberg's Jaws and Ibsen's Enemy of People
5) Tragedy and Shakespeare dramatugy Reading Joseph Campbell's 'The Hero's Journey' and Hamlet
6) Ancient and modern tragedy Elia Kazan film of A Streetcar Named Desire and Tennesse Williams readings
7) Klasik anlatı kavramları üzerinden film analizleri
8) Narrative Theory, Russian Formalists
9) Story- Plot- Structure relationship
10) Story - Plot- Structure relationship: Discussions on a film: Oh Moon Readings on Sevim Burak's Yanık Saraylar
11) Redefine the essential tools of classical narrative A film of Reha Erdem: Korkuyorum Anne
12) Time and space Time and Space in Reha Erdem's Hayat Var
13) Dramaturgical Coherence Reha Erdem'in filmi Kosmos'un izlenemesi
14) An overview of dramaturgical perspectives by going over Reha erdem films


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: 1. Hamlet, Shakespeare, 2012
2. Arzu Tramvayı, Williams, 2009
3. Kral Oidipus, Sophokles, 2012
4. Poetika, Aristoteles, 2011
5. Anlatının Söylemi, Yöntem Hakkında Bir Deneme, Genette, 2007
6. Narration in the Fiction Film, Bordwell, 1985

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 2 % 30
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 12 3 36
Presentations / Seminar 2 20 40
Midterms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload 126

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.