Subject FLTV70006 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 0
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Southbank.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per month all year
Total Time Commitment:

5 hours per week all year





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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests 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 Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


VCA & MCM Faculty Research Office Faculty of the VCA & Music
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Enquiries: Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352) or 9035 9175
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au or vcamcm-research@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The candidate will research and develop a research paper supporting or complementary to their major project.
N.B. This subject is undertaken over two years full time or four years part time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To gain a strong intellectual and contextual understanding in their area of research;
  • To develop advanced research skills and the ability to develop and sustain an academic argument.

10,000 word research paper or equivalent.

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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 dissertation, the candidate should be able to

  • Exhibit a capacity to design, conduct and present original research

  • Communicate confidently both orally and in writing for a wide variety of audience

  • Exhibit extensive knowledge of the film, television and allied industries, including relevant professional knowledge and skills at an advanced level

  • Demonstrate highly developed creative and problem solving abilities

  • Demonstrate skills and interest reflecting a commitment to life long learning

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