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Break down the themes, concepts and styles beneath the screen’s surface. Jump from documentary films to streamed TV dramas to favourite cult shows. Articulate the aims of semiotic analysis methodologies before you begin to wield them for yourself.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify concepts, themes and semiotic methodologies of screen analysis
- appraise themes, concepts and styles in past and present cinemas
- apply discipline knowledge and critical skills to the analysis of past and present cinematic works
- synthesise knowledge and skills of semiotic film analysis and present outcomes in writing and orally.
- National Cinema
- Feminism & Gender Studies
- Queer Theory
- Auteur Theory
- Cable TV Drama
- Cult TV
- Essay workshop
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
An intermediate level subject that explores the history and theory of screen arts with an emphasis on semiotic analysis.
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- Journal (30%)
- Visual presentation (20%)
- Visual Essay (20%)
- Research Essay (30%)