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Undergraduate | GRF-CMM241 | 2024

Great Directors

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Take a seat alongside some of cinema’s most celebrated auteurs. Cast the spotlight on filmmakers like Kubrick, Bigelow, Scorsese and the Coens. Develop an understanding of how some directors can leave an undeniable stamp on each film they make.

Study method
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Start dates
15 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Great Directors

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will have:

    1. an improved understanding of film aesthetics in their historical contexts
    2. familiarity with critical and theoretical arguments and debates related to film aesthetics and the auteur--arguments and debates that are fundamental to the field of film and media studies, as well as cinema culture more generally
    3. an improved ability to think critically about film and film theory and apply this to critical analyses of film texts
    4. an improved ability to make close analyses of different types of film texts
    5. an improved ability to think more critically and write more clearly, as a consequence of having practised these skills while completing the subject.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Access to videos or DVDs or movie downloads.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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