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Screen Celebrity and Stardom

Undergraduate | GRF-CMM348 | 2024

Watch how society has generated and assigned celebrity since the 20th century. Ponder the phenomenon of the movie superstar. Switch onto the role reality TV has played in the extension of screen celebrity. Ask questions about the omnipresence of fame.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024

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Screen Celebrity and Stardom

About this subject

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

    1. engage in critical analysis of established theories that explain the production and consumption of fame, celebrity and stardom;
    2. demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the sociology of celebrity and deploy critical thinking about the assumptions and foundations of fame and celebrity in the 21st century;
    3. deploy research skills, particularly library and database research skills;
    4. analyse, evaluate and synthesise a range of contemporary images and texts;
    5. demonstrate an ability to apply and test theoretical understandings through various assessment criteria;
    6. develop sustained, logical and informed arguments.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-SGY348 (Not currently available)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
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