22910156 - Cinema, photography and television

The course aims to acquire knowledge and skills related to the origins and development of the language of images, from photography to the web, and the use of images in education.
With the study of Cinema, Photography and Television the student will be able to achieve the following educational objectives.
In terms of knowledge and comprehension:
- to know the historical, epistemological and methodological-procedural foundations of the discipline;
- be able to identify the different sources and nature of photographic, cinematographic and television images.
In terms of ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
- discriminate the didactics of cinema from the didactic use of film;
- use theories and models related to images in the educational field.
In terms of autonomy of judgement:
- to make targeted choices of audio-visual narrations concerning the specific ages of the subjects to whom the educational-didactic action is addressed;
- to conceive and write an audio-visual narration that can be used in the educational-didactic field.
In terms of communication skills:
- use the basic vocabulary of cinematic language;
- contribute to group work;
In terms of learning skills:
- analyse a problematic situation from different points of view;
- be able to access the relevant scientific literature.
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The teaching program includes:
- an overview of the historical evolution of media, with a focus on the links between media, major social transformations and cultural implications;
- the development of media and the digital environment;
- participatory cultures;
- web 1.0 and web 2.0;
- social media and identity, relational, social, and productive dynamics

Core Documentation

A. Arvidsson; A. Delfanti, Introduzione ai media digitali (seconda edizione), Il Mulino, 2013.
R. Eugeni, La condizione postmediale, Editrice La Scuola, 2015.
A. Buonauro, V. Domenici, Le nuove generazioni nel paesaggio mediale contemporaneo, Armando, 2021.

Type of delivery of the course

The teaching will be composed of a theoretical and a laboratory part, and will include the viewing and critical analysis of film sequences and multimedia audiovisual content.


Attendance is not compulsory but highly recommended.

Type of evaluation

Written examination, consisting of closed and open questions on the main topics of the course.