FTV3911 Cinema and Dramaturgy IBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.