Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
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Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in screen studies or screen and cultural studies, Master of Art Curatorship, Master of Arts and Cultural Management (Moving Image).
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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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We live in a world mediated by screen technologies, and our lives are marked by radical transitions and advances in media that have altered our perception and experience of reality. This subject analyses the nature of current screen media, including film, computer game, television, internet and mobile technologies and it explores their histories and genealogies -- what Zielinski calls the 'deep time' of screen media history. Following an interdisciplinary approach, this subject will study the history of various screen media, asking how they contributed to perceptions of the world. It will examine their relationship with their audiences and their links with science on the one hand and art, entertainment and illusionism on the other. This subject will explore why humans have a long history of desiring to extend our senses and intensify reality through technological mediation. It will investigate the concepts of embodied technology and the technologized body within the context of public and private screen mediated spaces.
2000 word seminar paper discussing the writing of a chosen topic selected by the student and based on weekly seminar topics 40% (due during semester), and a 3000 word essay that critically examines the historical and theoretical responses to systems of perception that are technologically mediated 60% (due in the examination period). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students successfully completing this subject will:
100 Point Master of Art Curatorship |
150 Point Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
150 Point Moving Image
200 Point Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
200 Point Moving Image
Screen and Cultural Studies
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