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FILM1000: Introduction to Film Studies

2024 unit information

This unit of study introduces students to the basic terminology of film form and concepts of film analysis. Film screenings cover sundry national cinemas, genres, modes, and directorial oeuvres from a wide variety of historical periods. Emphasis is placed on cinematic stylistics, but we will also consider film as an industrial system (of production, distribution, and exhibition) as well as a popular medium that both reinforces and challenges social norms and aesthetic codes.

Unit details and rules

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Film Studies

Code FILM1000
Academic unit Film Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ENGL1011
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analyze film shots and sequences by using the proper language of film analysis.
  • LO2. articulate basic and key concepts in film analysis and interpretation.
  • LO3. grasp the historical, cultural, and material contexts that underpin key concepts in film studies scholarship.
  • LO4. understand a diverse range of cinematic forms within a field of changing technologies and media structures.
  • LO5. identify and formulate strong arguments in academic discussion and writing.
  • LO6. conduct a feasible scholarly research of your own design and argue the stakes, methods, and outcomes of your project.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive January 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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