The first class university Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) in Singapore started a new Ph.D course in “Film and Poetry” totally dedicated to the Italian film director Federico Fellini.
Currently on going, the course gives to high-level students the chance to discover a man and film director of indisputable genius. The Ph.D course is focused on filmmaking and its connection with poetry, through a variety of Fellini’s film like La Strada, La Dolce Vita and Amarcord.
As underlined by the organiser NTU Professor Heitor Capuzzo, “this course presents an opportunity to explore and understand the connections and narrative strategies for the dialogue between film and poetry. Through guided readings, discussions and film screenings, students will investigate, explore and formulate their own ideas on creativity and poetry in the filmmaker’s works. From these investigations they may integrate this knowledge into their own research”.
“By the end of this course, students will have an enhanced appreciation of the topic and how it may be adapted to their own research. The advanced knowledge they attain will further consolidate their ability to integrate effective research questions and will inform their subsequent research methodology and analysis”, he added.
Such Ph.D course stems from a cooperation agreement made by the Swiss-based Fondation Fellini and NTU last August. The pact, having the purpose of spreading culture worldwide, has implemented a series of cultural activities and exchanges between the two institutions.
Add Ph.D course, the institutions organised:
- An exhibition on Federico Fellini called “Fellini. Circus of light” at ADM Gallery, ongoing since November 2015 to the 17thFebruary this year.
- The transfer of the Fellini Foundation digital library to the ADM Library, in order to create a research area dedicated to Fellini`s documents.
- A collaboration on the development of cultural internet sites.