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Unit description

Addresses film as a major communication medium in terms of its form, history and its social, cultural, economic and political contexts. By examining the production and reception of film texts in their cultural contexts students are given an understanding of the place of film in everyday life - its passion, politics and pleasures. Films are not just made in Hollywood and so different styles, traditions and aesthetic concerns from around the globe shall be considered.

Unit content

  1. Cinema, Culture, Context
  2. Elements of Film: Narrative & Image
  3. Elements of Film: Sound and Editing
  4. Authorship & Genre
  5. Beyond the Film Text: Stars, Fans and Identity
  6. National Cinemas / Transnational Audiences

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse and discuss a variety of films from across the globe in their historical, cultural and cross-cultural contexts
2engage with, apply and acknowledge the value of theory and criticism in film studies
3identify the basic elements and principles of film form and narrative structures
4interrogate categories of difference (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, class etc.) as they are represented in film texts

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse and discuss a variety of films from across the globe in their historical, cultural and cross-cultural contexts
  2. engage with, apply and acknowledge the value of theory and criticism in film studies
  3. identify the basic elements and principles of film form and narrative structures
  4. interrogate categories of difference (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, class etc.) as they are represented in film texts

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio35%
Presentation25%
Essay40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio35%
Presentation25%
Essay40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio35%
Presentation25%
Essay40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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