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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3067

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154674

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To consolidate students’ knowledge of the key screen media research methods that relate to media arts production and the analysis of screen media cultures.

Course content

Students will consolidate their understanding of the different critical approaches involved in researching screen media and screen media cultures. This will include foundational methods such as issues of realism, semiotics and textual analysis, authorship and auteurism, ideology, gender and spectatorship, through to more contemporary theorisations of the screen that include effect and embodiment, sound studies, trans-media storytelling and cross-media convergence.

Students will also investigate the ways contemporary screen media (television, the internet, mobile technologies, computer games, gallery spaces) might extend and complicate traditional screen media research methods.

Students will study the key critical approaches involved in researching screen media and screen media cultures; from foundational approaches (semiotics, questions of 'realism', authorship and auteurism, ideological critique, gender and spectatorship) through to contemporary theorisations of the screen that include embodiment and effect, sound studies and media convergence.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 2085 Screen Genres and Media Hybrids

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop (optional) 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
Presentation 450 words equivalent 10% N/A
Critical analysis 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Major essay 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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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