Film and Television Studies

Description

This course introduces the area of film and television studies, examining basic components of cinematic and Televisual 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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

Topics 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

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Blog entries

Written Assignment: Analysis paper

Essay: Research essay

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Film Screening (Laboratory)

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term