Screen Culture and Aesthetics 2

Subject FLTV20010 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 59 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

107 Hours


Screen Culture and Aesthetics 1 (not to be taken concurrently)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Siobhan Jackson

Subject Overview:

Screen Culture and Aesthetics 2 is the study of screen culture and history with a particular emphasis on critical study for practical filmmakers. Through lectures, discussion and screenings, students will be given familiarity with film makers that have challenged the assumptions of conventional narrative and produced new approaches: introduces students to the underlying determining influences of a range of subtexts including those based on myth, gender, psychoanalysis and ideologies. Students will apply their knowledge by reflecting critically on their own production work and the work of fellow students.

This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.


On completing this subject students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with filmmakers who have challenged the assumption of traditional narrative
  • Exercise an open attitude to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom on conventional narrative screen production
  • Interpret and critically analyse films;
  • Critically and constructively review their own and peers’ screen production work in the context of the broader history of screen culture.

Hurdle requirement

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Screen Culture Essay - 1500 words (35%)

Oral presentation - 15 mins (30%)

Director’s Critical self - assessment 1000 words (25%)

Class Participation* (10%)

*Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback and teamwork skills.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will be able to:

  • Further apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems;
  • Further apply positive self-critical and peer review skills;
  • Further the development of a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment;
  • Communicate in oral and written form;
  • Demonstrate critical and analytical skills;
  • Express ideas and theories;
  • Participate in group discussions in a positive manner;
  • Be open-minded in receiving constructive creative input and feedback that may not reflect the student’s personal view.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research practices through the preparation of materials for online discussion and essays;
  • Present opinions and analysis in classroom discussion;
  • Argue lucidly and logically as a result of the planning and writing of essays;
  • Utilise effective library research skills, including the development of search strategies to find information from a variety of quality information resources, including online databases, books, journals, internet, and a variety of multimedia-rich resources;
  • Demonstrate effective time-management skills.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)

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