Entertainment, in all its aspects, has always been a fundamental ingredient of human existence, at least since people began to organize themselves socially, and perhaps even before. With the globalization of information, entertainment has exploded into one of the world’s major industries. The ‘old and the new’ co-exist: Aristophanes is still performed as he was in Athens; Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ is still produced in the old manner; old theatre plays have transformed into films, while Homer’s Iliad has moved from word

to text, and then to film. Yet through the technological revolution, the basic spirit has remained. In recent years, with the spread of higher level education in areas such as media production, and the increasing

internationalization of entertainment, there is always more request of studies focusing on the living continuity of entertainment in general. In response to that, Marconi has created the BA in Film and Television Production in order to meet the growing international demand for a comprehensive practical

undergraduate qualification that prepares students to enter the world of visual arts. The course has a strong international flavor and encourages students to work across borders.

COURSES

Courses

CFU/ECTS

1st YEAR
M-STO/04 The Social History of Theater 12
M-FIL/05 Language of New Media and Entertainment 12
M-GGR/02 Geography of Communication 12
L-FIL-LET/04 Theatre and Dramaturgy of Ancient Times 12
M-STO/02 Methodology of historical research 12
Subtotal 60
2nd YEAR
L-FIL-LET/10 Theories and Narrative Techniques 12
M-DEA/01 Visual Anthropology. The Ethnographic Cinema 12
L-ART/05 Film Direction and Direction Laboratories 12+3
L-LIN/01 From the first idea to the finished script: Story structure + Scriptwriting Lab 12+3
L-ART/03 History of Cinematic Photography 6
Sociolinguistics and History of Dubbing Principles 6
Subtotal 66
3rd YEAR
M-FIL/04 Aesthetics in Entertainment 6
L-LIN/01 Writing and Narrative. Reality, TV and Cinematic Representation 6
L-FIL-LET/14 Sociology of Arts and Literature 6
L-ART/02 History of Scenography, Theatre, TV and Movie Costume 6
L-FIL-LET/14 Literature and Audiovisual Communication 6
INF/01 Multimedia Technologies for Cinema and TV 12
Foreign Language 6
Dissertation 6
Subtotal 54
TOTAL 180

OUTCOMES AND PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

The BA in Film & TV Production aims to produce graduates capable of operating in a visual arts environment, with the intellectual foundation to adopt a critical approach both to their studies and their future work position. Graduates will become experts in the field, acquiring not only the necessary technical skills, but the understanding of visual and narrative theories. Like all degree Programs at Marconi University, the BA in Film and Television Production is based on a concept called “Outcomes Based Learning”. This breaks up the educational experience into the categories of knowledge and ability, identifying the things a student should know and be able to do upon completion. The course aims to give graduates the knowledge of specific techniques that enable them to operate in a visual arts environment, but also to provide them with the intellectual foundation to adopt a critical approach.