Film and Television Studies

Course code FMCS1200Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course introduces the area of film and telelvision studies, examining basic components of cinematic and telelvisual forms. We explore fundamental principles of film and television studies, including theoretical and historical perspectives. Topics include art cinema and national cinemas, documentary and experimental film practice, film/tv narrative and formal analysis, sound and editing, genre and authorship, television culture, audience studies and reception theory.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Define the basic concepts of film analysis, including film form, film genres, and the processes of production and reception;
2. Apply the basic concepts to films and/or television programme analysis
3. Examine films and/or telelvision programmes through theoretical methodology and analysis where appropriate
ContentTopics may include:
* Narrative and Non Narrative Form
* Classical, Modernist and Post-Modernist Form
* Mise-en-scene and cinematography
* Auteur theory, genre, ideology
* Cinematic Affect
* Televisual Form and Culture
* Spectatorship, Audience and Reception Studies
Replacing Course(s)FILM1010 Film and Television Studies.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed FILM1010 Film and Television Studies may not enrol into FMCS1200 Film and Television Studies.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne 2,000-word essay, worth 40%

One 1000 word essay worth 20% due mid-semester
JournalJournal: weekly submissions, worth 40% in total
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for FMCS1200