Film Studies

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Film Studies

Honours

Honours in Film Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

FILM4113 What is Cinema Studies?

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x 1000wd Film Analysis (40%), 1x 4000wd Research Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Many scholars take Andre Bazin's four-volume work--Qu'est-ce que le cinema?--as the moment of inauguration for the critical project of film studies. Echoing Bazin's famous question, this seminar investigates what it means to take cinema as a scholarly object. Covering materials from early cinema to post-cinema, this seminar is organised around a series of mutually informing concepts that have structured film studies scholarship: disciplinarity, temporality, realism, indexicality, sound, spectatorship and digitality.
FILM4114 The Cinematic Experience

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x 1000wd Presentations (40%), 1x 4000wd Research Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What is the cinematic experience today, in an age of fragmented audiences and multiple platform delivery? Taking the film festival as its central case study, this unit examines the festival as a cultural institution, as a site for the making of film history, and as a scene of the curious mixture of the festive and the cerebral, the sensual and the serious.

Honours thesis units of study

FILM4111 Film Studies Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x 0.5hr supervision meetings/semester on average Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit involves research towards and preliminary writing of an Honours thesis of 18000-20000 words, in collaboration with a supervisor approved by the Film Studies Program Honours Coordinator.
FILM4112 Film Studies Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x 0.5hr supervision meetings/semester on average Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd Honours Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit involves completion and submission of an Honours thesis of 18000 - 20000 words in collaboration with a supervisor approved by the Honours coordinator.