Screen Studies 1

Subject FLTV10003 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours per week (Semester 1)
Total Time Commitment: 52 contact hours plus 8 non-contact hours
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Mr Andrew O'Keefe


Student and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Vic 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
Subject Overview:

An introduction to the development of narrative, its codes, conventions and structures, from the silent era to contemporary cinema. Films are screened each week covering a diverse range of cinematic approaches and styles.


On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the narrative 'film' tradition in film history;
  • interpret and cirtically analyse films.

One essay up to 1500 words and/or seminar presentation (30 minutes max) due mid semester one (80%); class participation* (20%). (*Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss and give/receive feedback and teamwork skills.) For this subject there is an 80% attendance hurdle for lectures, screenings and class presentations.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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

  • communicate in oral and written form
  • demonstrate critical and analytical skills
  • express ideas and theories
  • partiicpate in group discussions in a positive manner
  • be open-minded in receiving positive creative input from material not of the students' taste
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Film and Television (VCA)

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