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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. identify the form and style elements and techniques employed in drama screen texts
  2. analyse and critique a range of drama screen texts, creative and screen production approaches
  3. apply formalist theory frameworks to critically evaluate a drama film work
  4. reflect and evaluate on own learning, communication skills and the dynamics of collaborative creative practice.
    • Drama Narratives & Editing
    • Auteurism & Cinematography
    • The Other: post colonialism
    • Interpretation of Otherness
    • Feminist Cinema & Gender
    • Femmes Fatales: Gender & Transgression
    • Hegemonic Masculinity
    • Knowledge & Innocence: the child on screen
    • Home, Place and Citizenship: mythologies of everyday life
    • Genre Identities: romance, disguise and the forbidden
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-SCA100-Introduction to Screen Cultures

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will study a variety of drama film styles and narrative screen forms in order to understand and critique a range of creative and filmic approaches to drama screen production.

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  • Tutorial presentation & contribution (40%)
  • Research Essay (30%)
  • Group Presentation (30%)

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