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Introduction to Screen Cultures
Investigate film noir’s heyday. Take a sideways step into French New Wave and counter-cinema culture. Slash through the tropes of the horror genre. Screen the themes, movements and genres that have marked the history of the film and television arts.
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- 26 Aug 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify concepts, themes and methodologies of analysis in the field of screen studies
- appraise themes, concepts and styles in past and present screen works
- apply discipline knowledge and critical skills to the analysis of past and present screen works
- synthesise knowledge and skills of screen analysis and present outcomes in writing and orally
- reflect on own learning and outcomes.
- Formalism and film analysis
- Classical Narrative
- Genre: The Western
- Genre: Horror & Sci-fi
- Genre: Film noir
- French New Wave and Counter-Cinema
- Experimental, Animation & Non-Narrative
- New World Filmmaking and Digital Media
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Audio-Video streaming
- Resources and Links
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Introduction to the history, and theory of screen arts, including: drama, documentary, avant-garde, television and new media with an emphasis on formalist and genre analysis.
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- Blog (50%)
- Presentation (20%)
- Essay (30%)
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