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DEPARTMENT: FILM AND TV CINEMATOGRAPHY

DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR :associate professor Dragoș POPESCU Phd
e-mail: dragos.popescu@unatc.ro

Bachelor’s Degree

The Cinematography, Photography, Media (FILM AND TV CINEMATOGRAPHY) program prepares specialists in cinematographic visual language. The experience gained from these courses allows students to combine theoretical knowledge with their abilities of expression, creative talent and personal touch within a creative team. The curriculum is aimed at allowing students to acquire a cinematic culture and to understand the workings and functioning of specialised equipment. By combining the theoretical dimension with specialised practice, students in this program learn the necessary techniques in cinematography for a variety of genres, from clips, to reports, documentaries, short films and feature films.

Occupations:

• director of photography • art consultant • camera/motion picture operator;

Courses:

First Year:

• Film and TV cinematography • Colour and black and white photographic processes • Sensitometry, Exponometry • Optics and filming equipment • Audiovisual language workshop—Directing • Audiovisual language workshop—Scriptwriting • Audiovisual language workshop—Editing • Audiovisual language workshop—Sound • Theatre‑film interdisciplinary communication and collaboration • History of Film • Film theory • New media • Manipulation techniques in film and TV • Foreign Language (English/French/Spanish) • Physical Education • Practice

Second Year:

• Film and TV cinematography • Colour and black and white photographic processes • Digital Image • Optics and filming equipment • Sensitometry, Exponometry • Screenwriting • History of Film • History of Romanian Film • History of performing arts • Philosophy • Film and TV scenography • Film and TV lighting technology • Film production • Foreign Language (English/French/Spanish) • Physical Education • Practice

Third Year:

• Film and TV cinematography • Colour and black and white photographic processes • Narrativity through cinematography • History of Film • Aesthetics • Management of film production • Special effects for film and TV • Film and TV make‑up • National legislation in cinematography • Academic ethics and integrity • Practice • Bachelor’s thesis research and writing

PHOTOGRAPHY

The PHOTOGRAPHY program aims to explore the peculiarities and specifics of this art, providing students with the opportunity to learn the mechanisms and techniques of capturing and processing images under artistic and professional conditions. The educational approach promotes a solid conceptual knowledge of the new media environment through visual communication and artistic experimentation—as the main way of getting to the originality of creation. Students can also deepen research and innovation skills through creative technologies, complementary courses that provide insight into history and economics (with application on documentary and commercial photography), design and art history and theory. Through the resources it offers—both material and human—our university has opened this program to meet a real demand in the current labor market. We aim at introducing the occupation of professional photographer in our country.

Occupations:

• illustrator • art director;

Courses:

First Year:

• Photography • Sensitometry, Exponometry • Optics and photographic equipment • Photographic lighting techniques • Digital image processing • History of photography • Introduction to the history of photographic techniques • History of Film • New media • Theatre‑film interdisciplinary communication and collaboration • Physical Education • Foreign Language (English/French/Spanish) • Practice

Second Year:

• Photography • Digital image processing • Narrativity through photography • History of photographic techniques • History of performing arts • Visual aesthetics • Scenography • Physical Education • Foreign Language (English/French/Spanish) • Practice

Third Year:

• Photography • Digital Image • Narrativity through photography • Visual communication • Project management • Makeup for photography • National legislation in cinematography • Academic ethics and integrity • Practice • Master’s thesis research and writing

Master’s Degree

Cinematography

The CINEMATOGRAPHY Master’s program allows students to further their knowledge of the role and importance of cinematography in film. Theoretical courses and practical hands on activities provide students with an exclusive training for cinematography in feature films—both in HD and on 35‑millimeter film. Under the guidance of professionals in the audiovisual and cinematographic field, students get to have actual experience with the creation of short and feature films on various media, discovering the many varieties and specificities of cinematography. Within the research and creative workshop, they are encouraged to identify types of relationships between the character, the situation and the image, and to discover, in order to put into practice, new symbolic understandings of images in cinematography.

Courses:

First Year:

• Cinematography • Style in Romanian Cinematography • Poetics of directing • European legislation in cinematography • Academic ethics and integrity • Workshop in applied scenography • Cinematography research and creative workshop • Practice

Second Year:

• Cinematography • Character, dialogue, situation • Film postproduction • Film project management • Practice • Master’s thesis research and writing