Screen Language 1B

Subject FLTV70019 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 11-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 22-Jul-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 80
Total Time Commitment:

120 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
February, Semester 1
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:


Mr Adrian Holmes, Mr Steve Thomas, Ms Shannon Owen


Contact Centre

T: 13MELB (13 6352)


Subject Overview:

Screen Language 1B follows from Screen Language 1A by covering major aspects of direction onto a film set depending on the strand of study. This subject puts into practical terms the discussion and analysis of film directing styles and approaches that was studied in screen language 1A. This subject is delivered as an intensive workshop depending on the strand of study.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject will enable students to:
• develop an awareness of performance techniques for the screen;
• verbally communicate precise directorial intentions to performers;
• develop skills to direct actors;
• demonstrate an awareness of screen grammar;
• critically analyse and discuss the mise-en-scene construction of scenes for the screen;
• critically and constructively review their own and peers’ screen direction work.


Critical Film Report

Students must attend a minimum of three first release film screenings (including film festivals) and write a critical review of no less than 300 words on each film. (20% of total mark).

Directing Intensive Workshop (20% of total mark).

Critical self-assessment paper detailing and discussing their working methodology. In the form of an oral presentation and written document (1000 words) (40% of total mark).

Class/Tutorials Participation

Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss and give/receive feedback and teamwork skills. Attendance is compulsory.

Students must submit all assessment items in order to be eligible for a pass in this subject. Students must attend 80% of workshops, classes and lectures in order to be eligible for assessment.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• plan and organise work and solve problems;
• lead a team and work collaboratively;
• apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems;
• develop positive self-critical and peer review skills;
• begin to develop a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Film and Television

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