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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[30/35]  COMMUNICATION SCIENCE [35/00 - Ord. 2014]  PERCORSO COMUNE 12 60


- Knowledge and understanding:
The course provides the knowledge of the main aspects of audiovisual language and proposes a methodological and theoretical approach to media language.

-Applying knowledge and understanding:
Students are required to recognise the main elements of audiovisual media and analyse audiovisual productions, combining a technical, a methodological and a theoretical approach.

-Making judgements:
Students are required to analyse and compare audiovisual media (cinema, television and digital media).

- Communication:
Students are required to express the knowledge gained from the course in an appropriate way.


Basic knowledge of linguistic and literary studies, art history and history.


- Genealogy and ontology of cinema
- Audiovisual language
- Audiovisual storytelling
- Framing
- Television storytelling
- Television genres
- Television and digital media
- Digital media
- Interaction and comparison between different media languages
- Remediation
- Media ibridation
- Analysis of audiovisual text

Teaching Methods

Languages of Cinema, Television and New Media is an e-learning course delivered both in presence and online.
The 60 hours course is composed by: lectures in the classroom (which are video-recorded, edited and uploaded to the hompage website of the course); interactive video-conference lectures; a multimedia course (the so-called SCORM course); interactive didactical activities (e.g. exercises and forum discussions supervised by a tutor).

Verification of learning

Written or oral final exam. To pass the exam, students are required to know all the texts, movies and audiovisual productions in the program.
Due to the sanitary situation, the exam might be held online via available online interactive platforms.

Criteria for the attribution of the final grade (expressed in thirtieths):
written exam:
• descriptive and argumentative abilities;
• knowledge of the concepts covered and ability to critically elaborate on them;
• syntactically correct writing and appropriate terminology;
• structuring of the written text;.

prova orale:
• speaking ability;
• ability to focus on the subject;
• knowledge of the concepts covered and ability to critically elaborate on them;
• appropriate terminology.


- G. Rondolino, D. Tomasi, Manuale del film. Linguaggio, racconto, analisi, UTET Libreria, 2018;
- A. Grasso, Prima lezione sulla televisione, Laterza, 2011;
- J.D. Bolter, R. Grusin, Remediation. Competizione e integrazione tra media vecchi e nuovi, Guerini studio, 2003 (pp. 1-116);
- M. Cinquegrani, Il rito, la morte e l’immagine. Cinema, televisione, media digitali, Bulzoni, 2020;

Texts uploaded by the professor to the homepage of the course:
- A. Bazin, Ontologia dell'immagine fotografica
- S.M. Ejzenstejn, Organicità e immaginità
- S.M. Ejzenstejn, Organicità e pathos
- S.M. Ejzenstejn, Il montaggio verticale
- M. McLuhan, Introduzione, Il medium è il messaggio
- R. Eugeni, Estratti da La condizione postmediale

If requested, foreign students attending the course (e.g., Erasmus students) can be provided alternative references in English. In this case their knowledge will be tested in English.

La corazzata Potemkin (Bronenosec Potemkin, 1925) di S.M. Ejzenštejn;
Quarto potere (Citizen Kane, 1941) di O. Welles;
Prima della rivoluzione (1964) di B. Bertolucci;
Shining (The Shining, 1980) di S. Kubrick;
Videodrome (1983) di D. Cronenberg;
La casa di Jack (The House That Jack Built, 2018) di Lars von Trier;
Modern Family: Equivoci (Modern Family: Connection Lost, ep. 16, s. 6., 2015) di S. Levitan
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) di D. Slade
Skam Italia: Sembri una pu***na (S. 1, ep. 1)

Students are required to know the main TV broadcast, such as news bradcast, TV-movies, TV-series and talk shows

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Students with special needs may benefit from a Disabled Office ( that certifies their difficulties in order to arrange individualized programs and can suggest specific learning methods.

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