Screen Studies 3

Subject FLTV30002 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (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 29 non-contact hours

Prerequisites: 759-272 Screen Studies 2
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
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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Ms Nicolette Freeman


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


On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • display a developed capacity for independent critical thought and be able to apply this to a specific aspect of screen studies;
  • demonstrate highly developed cognitive and analytic skills in the area of screen studies.

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:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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