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Cinema and Television

Scholar Year: 2020/2021 - 1S

Code: CS30028    Acronym: CT
Scientific Fields: Ciências da Comunicação
Section/Department: Communication and Language Sciences


Acronym N. of students Study Plan Curricular year ECTS Contact hours Total Time
CS 35 Study Plan 5,0 60 135,0

Teaching weeks: 15


Marta Sofia da Luz Marcos Pinho AlvesHead

Weekly workload

Hours/week T TP P PL L TC E OT OT/PL TPL O S
Type of classes


Type Teacher Classes Hours
Contact hours Totals 1 4,00
Marta Alves   4,00

Teaching language


Intended learning outcomes (Knowledges, skills and competencies to be developed by the students)

At the end of the course the student should be able to:
- Identify the main stages in the history of cinema and television at the national and international context.
- Understand the unique characteristics of each medium
- Understand the changes raised by digital
- Recognize the key issues and problems facing the film and television at national and international contemporary context.
- Discuss a problem or issue inherent in this area and in a current, informative and clear mode


Part I: The film and television before the digital
     1. Brief history of the cinema. The Portuguese case.
     2. Brief history of television. The Portuguese case.
Part II: The film and television in the digital era
1. Technical issues
2. Cultural issues
3. Social issues
4. The political issues
5. Aesthetic issues

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the UC intended learning outcomes

The syllabus seek to identify the main issues and problems associated with television and cinema nowadays with particular relevance to the Portuguese case. This approach will be structured in two parts, assuming, however, that the first serves to prepare and contextualize the second we are interested in working in more depth: 1. The film and television before the digital - traces a history of each medium from genesis to the advent of the digital era, signaling the vicinity, oppositions and contaminations between them taking into account their cultural, social and aesthetic dimensions; 2. The film and television in the digital age - using theoretical reference works and more recent, seeks to identify and analyze some of the issues and problems facing the film and television in the new century the threshold and, in particular Portugal which are multiple order (technological, cultural, political, social, educational, etc.).
The aim is to provide students with the tools for in-depth critical reflection on the issues that, as citizens and future communication professionals, may face in this area.

Teaching methodologies

Each class will consist of two parts.
In the first part, it is expected the practical monitoring of various development stages of the proposed work.
The second part, which will last for 120 minutes, will consist of an exhibition section, during which a presentation of the main themes and concepts will be made, using important theoretical texts (classic or new) dedicated to them, to which followed by a collective discussion and a summary of the main ideas presented.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's intended learning outcomes

The methodology adopted in the first part of the class aims to enable students to test connections between theory and its application in a work in progress and guide them through the various stages of development of an academic work.
The methodology adopted in the second part of the class aims to introduce systematically the various syllabuses and lead students to reflect on them, identify issues and problems and enable their theoretical studies.

Assessment methodologies and evidences

1. Group work [60%]
Preparation of a paper [maximum 3500 words, including introduction and conclusion]. The progress of this work will be analyzed in the context weekly class. The same must be submitted in writing and presented orally at the dates and in accordance with set standards.

2. Evaluation test [40%]

A specific document on the evaluation will be distributed to students explaining the rules of preparation and delivery times relating to each evaluation element.

The works will only be considered if received in person delivered by the teacher. Will not be accepted any work placed on teaching locker or sent by e-mail or other electronic means.

For each day of delay in delivery of any of the elements of evaluation a value will be deducted from your final grade.

The work availing plagiarism, full or partial, will be awarded the rank of 0 values.

Attendance system

Participation of regular students
It is expected that each student: (a) is present in 75% of classes and participate in the discussion of the issues under review as well as in group work; (B) read, analyze and be prepared to discuss the presented handouts; (C) run scheduled jobs.
Participation of working students
Each case must be negotiated with the teacher during the first 15 days after the start of classes.

The work availing plagiarism, full or partial, will be awarded the rank of 0 values.


Alves, Marta Pinho (2017), Cinema 2.0: Modalidades de produção cinemática do tempo do digital. Covilhã: Labcom.IFP.
Cádima, Francisco Rui (2011), A Televisão, o Digital e a Cultura Participativa. Lisboa: Media XXI.
Eco, Umberto (1989 [1983]), Viagem na Irrealidade Quotidiana. Lisboa: Difel.
Jenkins, Henry (2006), Convergence Culture: Where old and new media collide. Nova Iorque: New York University Press.
Kaye, Nick (2007), Multi-Media: Video, installation, performance. Londres: Routledge.
Manovich, Lev (2001), The Language of New Media. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Miller, Toby (2010), Television Studies: the basics. Londres, e Nova Iorque: Routledge.
Mirzoeff, Nicholas (2016), How to See the World: An introduction to image, from self-portraits to selfies, maps to movies, and more. Nova Iorque: Basic Books.
Missika, Jean-Louis (2006), La Fin de la Télévision. Paris: Seuil.
Rombes, Nicholas (2009), Cinema in the Digital Age. Londres: Wallflower.
Torgal, Luís Filipe (coord.) (2001), O Cinema sob o Olhar de Salazar. Lisboa: Temas e Debates.
Torres, Eduardo Cintra (2011), Televisão e Serviço Público. Lisboa: FFMS.
Tryon, Chuck (2009), Reinventing Cinema: Movies in the age of media convergence. Nova Jérsia: Rutgers University Press.

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