Film and Television Studies


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.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students 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


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


This course has similarities to FILM1010. If you have successfully completed FILM1010 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Blog entries

Written Assignment: Analysis paper

Essay: Research essay

Contact Hours

Callaghan and On-Line from Callaghan

Film Screening

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


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


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