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National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale"
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DEPARTMENT: SCREENWRITING FILM STUDIES

DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR : professor Andrei GORZO Phd
e-mail: andrei.gorzo@unatc.ro

Bachelor’s Degree

The Cinematography, Photography, Media (AUDIOVISUAL COMMUNICATION: SCREENWRITING, COPYWRITING, FILM STUDIES) program aims at preparing students for a future career as an author (scriptwriter, journalist, critic). The curriculum allows students to become familiar with the history of cinematography, to learn about the specificities and characteristics of scriptwriting, acquiring the skills necessary to understand the course for the structuring and evaluation of a cinematic production. After acquiring both theoretical knowledge and practical experience, students will develop narrative analysis skills and learn the basics of TV formats and adaptation for film.

Occupations:

• writer • art critic • advertising copywriter • publicity copywriter

Courses:

First Year:

• Film theory • Film analysis • Screenwriting • History of Film • Visual forms and structures • New media • Audiovisual language workshop—Directing • Audiovisual language workshop—Cinematography • Audiovisual language workshop—Editing • Audiovisual language workshop—Sound • Theatre‑film interdisciplinary communication and collaboration • Manipulation techniques in film and TV • Foreign Language (English/French/Spanish) • Physical Education • Practice

Second Year:

• Film theory • Film analysis • Screenwriting • History of Film • History of Romanian film • Visual forms and structures • Copywriting: advertising formats • History of performing arts • Philosophy • Foreign Language (English/French/Spanish) • Physical Education • Practice

Third Year:

• Film analysis • Screenwriting • History of Film • Aesthetics • Cultural management • Management of film production • National legislation in cinematography • Academic ethics and integrity • Practice • Bachelor’s thesis research and writing

Master’s Degree

Screenwriting

The SCREENWRITING Master’s program aims at training professionals in the film industry, specialists that would be able to write scripts for short and feature films. Representing the starting point in the production of any film, the script must follow certain rules and structures that the student is encouraged to explore and experiment with during this academic program. Students further their knowledge of the various techniques employed in script writing, as well as specific forms of presentation, in various international competitions. Throughout this program, students also discover the importance of understanding cinematographic legislation for the projects they are involved in, alongside their colleagues from the other academic programs or even within various professional production teams.

Courses:

First Year:

• Screenwriting for film • Cinematographic adaptation • Film production • European legislation in cinematography • Academic ethics and integrity • Cinematography research and creative workshop • Practice

Second Year:

• Screenwriting for film • Audio‑visual dramaturgy • Character, dialogue, situation • Film project management • Cinematography research and creative workshop • Practice • Master’s thesis research and writing

Film Studies

The FILM STUDIES Master’s program offers students the opportunity to further and diversify their knowledge about Romanian and international cinematography. By studying the most important film theories, students acquire an image of the evolution of cinema, they come to analyse and appreciate various specific trends in the field. With intense study and understanding of this ample phenomenon, they can train their critical thinking capabilities and their ability to filter the cinematic message. They also develop research on film history, film critique and contemporary comparative theories, thus becoming specialists and acknowledging different trends and directions of Romanian and world cinema.

Courses:

First Year:

• European and Asian post‑classical cinema • American post‑classical cinema • History and political message in Romanian cinema • Phenomenology of documentary • Cultural Management, Artistic Entrepreneurship • European legislation in cinematography • Workshop in cinematographic journalism • Academic ethics and integrity • Practice

Second Year:

• Trends and directions in Romanian film • Contemporary film theories • Film stylistics • Film archiving • Film and theatre: interferences • Film project management • Workshop of cinematographic journalism • Practice • Master’s thesis research and writing