ZUR383 Dramaturgical Practice

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. BcA. Miroslav Vlček (lecturer)
doc. MgA. Jan Motal, Ph.D.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Bc. Pavlína Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Thu 15:15–16:45 AVC
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/10, only registered: 0/10
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course aims students to acquire basic dramaturgical analytical skills on the specific material of a genre of higher current affairs and documentary in both television (film) and radio.
  • Introduction to the course. Dramaturgy: origin, context and relationship to journalism.
  • Form and content: an aesthetic norm as a social phenomenon, the definition of genre.
  • The basic terminology - narration / postnarration, theme, structure.
  • Analysis - a musical work: the context (search), analysis (construction).
  • Ostension and space: performativity, shot and cut as a means of audio-visual construction of reality.
  • Reality and fiction: the respondent as a social actor (B. Nichols), fiction and documentary (N. Carroll).
  • Ethical problems of the use of fictitious elements in journalism and documentary.
  • Analysis - performative piece on a documentary basis (biography, travelogue, ...).
  • Summary: audio, video and performative.
  • Expression in media.
  • Institutions, product and production: a process story, synopsis, screenplay, copyright, production and postproduction.
  • Final discussion.
    required literature
  • MOTAL, Jan. Základní problémy dramaturgie (Basic Issues of Dramaturgy). In Nové trendy v médiích II: rozhlas a televize. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012. p. 45-79, 34 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5826-2. URL info
  • NICHOLS, Bill. Introduction to documentary (Introduction to docementary). Blooming - Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2001. info
  • Aronsonová, L. Scénář pro 21. století. 2014
    recommended literature
  • SZCZEPANIK, Petr et al. Studie vývoje českého hraného kinematografického díla. Brno – Praha: Masarykova univerzita – SFK, 2015.
  • Palúch, Martin. Autorský dokumentárny film na Slovensku po roku 1989.
  • BLÁHA, Ivo. Zvuková dramaturgie audiovizuálního díla. 2., dopl. vyd. V Praze: Akademie múzických umění, 2004. 145 s. ISBN 8073310104. info
  • MARŠÍK, Josef. Úvod do teorie rozhlasového programu. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1995. 106 s. ISBN 8071840130. info
  • BIRÓOVÁ, Yvette. Teorie filmové dramaturgie : o dramatičnosti filmu. Praha: Československý filmový ústav, 1975. info
  • PŁAŻEWSKI, Jerzy. Filmová řeč : Język filmu (Orig.). Translated by Zdeněk Smejkal. 1. vyd. Praha: Orbis, 1967. 461 s., př. info
    not specified
  • GOGOLA ML., Jan. Smrt dokumentárnímu filmu! Ať žije film! Od díla k dění. Praha: FAMU, 2001. URL info
Teaching methods
Student prepare for each lesson analysis or position paper of a specified literature. This course is in czech language.
Assessment methods
Students are evaluated in the ongoing development of homework and active participation in discussions.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018.
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