Minor Research Thesis

Subject FLTV40003 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Year Long, 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: Minimum 1 contact hour per week
Total Time Commitment:

9 hours per week self directed research and private study.

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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Subject Overview:

Each student will nominate an area of enquiry pertaining to screen technology, theory, culture, history or practice. In consultation with their supervisor, the student will develop a hypothesis, then research and submit a paper interrogating this hypothesis.


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

  • exhibit strong theoretical and practical knowledge of the film, television and/or allied industries;
  • critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural significance across communities;
  • demonstrate advanced critical analysis skills;
  • demonstrate knowledge of research methods and thesis writing.


Minor Research Thesis 4,000 - 5,000 words - 100%.

To be assessed by two assessors not involved in supervising the student.

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 the Minor Research Thesis, students should be able to

  • exhibit a speciialist knowledge in the film, television or allied industries, at a high level;
  • exhibit a capacity to design, conduct and present original research;
  • communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Film and Television (Degree with Honours)

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