2023-2024 / CINE0041-1

Issues relating to aesthetics of the image


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in performing arts (120 ECTS) (international master)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in performing arts (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Dick Tomasovic

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This theoretical course aims at laying out the foundations of the aesthetic approach to cinema and more largely to images. The course dedicates itself to a series of problems around the question of the representation of the space in the cinema. Surface, depth, 3-D, attraction and other notions will be envisaged through the analysis of films.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Provide students with a solid theoretical framework on issues of aesthetics.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

A classroom presentation on very specific case studies will be requested.
A written work of reflection, possibly collaborative, is also requested to the students for the end of the course.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Recommanded reading :
Antoine Gaudin, L'Espace cinématographique, Esthétique et dramaturgie, Pars, Armand Colin, 2015.

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Le Cinemascope n'est pas un format fait pour filmer les hommes, mais les serpents ou les enterrements.
Fritz Lang


Dick Tomasovic
Département Médias, Culture et Communication Théories et pratiques du spectacle Esthétique du cinéma et des arts audiovisuels Université de Liège Place du XX Août, 7 4000 Liège Belgique 32 4 366 32 88 ou 32 79 (secrétariat) dick.tomasovic@uliege.be

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