Studies in Screen

Subject FLTV90006 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours per semester

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 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:


Mr Leon Salom


Faculty of the VCA & MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

In this subject the film making process will be investigated. Students will also develop an understanding of history of moving image through the analysis of films, both Australian and international, that have had an impact on the evolution of moving image and in particular from the perspective of design for screen.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to
• Understand the context of designing for screen
• Understand the film making process
• The ability to analysis films from a design perspective
• Understand and explain key developments in film making
• Understand and explain genre for film


Written assignment (1000 words)
Due mid-semester
Worth 20%

Presentation on a film, film maker or genre (equivalent to 2000 words)
During semester
Worth 40%

Written assignment (2000 words)
Due End of semester
Worth 40%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed
• The ability to think analytically
• The ability to research and articulate findings
• The ability to form and express opinions

Related Course(s): Master of Production Design for Screen

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