Screen Studies 3

Subject 759-372 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 91 hours per semester
Total Time Commitment: 91 hours averaged over the semester
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

Introduces students to the history of aspects of production such as performance. It covers the silent period to contemporary Hollywood, Asian and independent cinema. Topics on performance, as an example, include: the performing body - expression, gesture, movement, voice; performance styles - vaudeville, the development of Hollywood naturalism, method acting; discussion of the star system. Specific attention is given to the problems of performance for short film makers.

Assessment: One seminar paper (equiv 500 words) (10%); Visual test (equiv 1500 words)(30%); Written exam (equiv 3000 words)(60%) all due by mid semester one. For this subject there is an 80% attendance hurdle for lectures, screenings and class presentations.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject the student should be able to:

  • exercise an open attitude to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom
  • effectively communicate in oral and written form.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Film and Television (VCA)

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