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Area/Catalogue
VSAR 2014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012825

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To develop an understanding of key concepts in film theory, to develop knowledge of the codes and conventions of cinema, and to develop skills in film analysis using theoretical frameworks.

Course content

This course is an introduction to key concepts in film theory. Students will study a variety of films and theoretical frameworks, develop knowledge about film as an art form and as a popular medium, develop an understanding of the codes and conventions of cinema and how these may be employed to engage the audience and convey meaning, and develop skills of analysis.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Workshop (Film screening) 2 hours x 12 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Critical / Narrative analysis 2000 words 40% N/A
Written assignment 2500 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design

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