Image Analysis (261058)

Learning Outcomes

Students are supposed to obtain solid theoretical knowledge concerning the existing image stimuli. In order to achieve this, students will obtain critical and solid knowledge concerning the:
A.    Semiological and iconographic categorization that is present in the existing visual and discursive genres;
B.    Theoretical origin of the practice of semiotics and semiology - which allow the identification of the main regimes of image apprehension;
C.    Differentiation of components and semiological categories of static and dynamic imagery;
D.    Reality that is inherent to the main stimuli of image significance present in photography, cinema, TV and the consequent progression to the digital ecology.

Study Program

1st Module
•    Reading an image
•    Perception;
•    Identification;
•    Interpretation;

2nd Module 
•    Semiology and image 
•    Image and culture 

3rd Module
•    Iconicity 
•    Frame;
•    Framework, dimensions
•    Angle and point of view
•    Composition
•    Shapes
•    Colors
•    Lighting
•    Texture

4th Module
•    Image in mass media 
•    Image in media
•    Photography
•    Documentation and Fiction
•    Movie theater
•    Editing 
•    Digital image concepts



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JOLY, Martine. Introdução à análise da imagem. Lisboa: Edições 70, 1999
JOLY, Martine. A Imagem e a sua interpretação. Lisboa: Edições 70, 2003
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