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VCO2903

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Gene Bawden

Synopsis

Design in film is an elective unit involving close visual analysis of selected feature films. The unit focuses on design as part of the visual language of film. While embracing theoretical concerns the primary emphasis is on the design component of the film and the unit is therefore particularly suited to Art and Design students. Assignments 1 and 2 will involve close analysis of films as complete works, but more particularly the structure of key sequences and the role of design in these sequences.Assignment 3 will involve a study of the design contribution of one of the following areas of film expertise (cinematographer, production designer, costume designer, or film titles designer).

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. be able to apply aspects of film language to enable them to work more effectively within their major art and design discipline;
  2. have developed their ability to critically discuss theoretical and technical issues related to the expression and communication of design ideas through the medium of film;
  3. have gained a sound knowledge of film culture and process;
  4. have gained a basic knowledge of recent critical theory related to film culture;
  5. have developed an understanding of film narrative and be capable of analysing their conceptual technical features.

Assessment

Three assigned written/visual projects totaling 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Gene Bawden (First semester)
Russell Kennedy (Second semester)

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including 4 lecture and tutorial hours and 8 hours of independent study

Prerequisites

48 points of units at level one and OHS1000

Prohibitions

VCO2901