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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
    • Introduction
    • Formalism and film analysis
    • Realism
    • Documentary
    • 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
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links

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

  1. identify concepts, themes and methodologies of analysis in the field of screen studies
  2. appraise themes, concepts and styles in past and present screen works
  3. apply discipline knowledge and critical skills to the analysis of past and present screen works
  4. synthesise knowledge and skills of screen analysis and present outcomes in writing and orally
  5. reflect on own learning and outcomes.
  • Assignment 1 - Journal Part 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Journal Part 2 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Essay (30%)
  • Assignment 4 - Tutorial Presentation (30%)

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

No eligibility requirements

Special 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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