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Area/Catalogue
COMM 2084

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154671

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To build on the concepts and skills students acquired in Introduction to Film and Television and introduces students to the key elements, techniques and practices of narrative production as it applies to short film

Course content

The course focuses on the classical narrative film form and the development of strong storytelling skills, high production values and the creative use of formal elements and techniques.  It provides students with the fundamental narrative knowledge and skills necessary for the production of a range of storytelling forms such as features, short films, animation, television drama, advertising and promos.

Textbook(s)

Bordwell, D and Thompson, K 2012, Film art: an introduction, 10th edn, McGraw-Hill, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
INFT 1015 Hollywood Film and Television

COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: COMM 2016 Drama Production, Forms and Techniques

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hr x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Tutorial 2 hrs x 10 weeks
Practical (film screening) 2 hours x 10 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, MAGILL
Pre-production presentation 675 words equivalent 15% N/A
Production 1 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Portfolio 2025 words equivalent 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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 Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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