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Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

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.
  • Assignment 1 - Individual (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Research Essay (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

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

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.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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