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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Campus(es)Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Sunway

Notes

  • A minor only is offered on the Berwick and Sunway campus. Berwick students wishing to complete a major in film and television studies will need to travel to the Clayton campus. The sequence of units available for Sunway students differs from that described for Berwick, Caulfield and Clayton students. Refer to the Sunway campus entry below.

Description

Film and television studies involve historical, textual and critical approaches to film and television, and related video and new screen technologies. Film and television studies cover Australian, Asian and European national cinemas, earlier and contemporary popular Hollywood and its institutions, alternative film and video, documentary film, Australian television, popular television genres, and video practice.

Emphasis is given to a variety of historical, critical and theoretical methods of analysis appropriate to the study of film and television, including formal, semiotic and psychoanalytic approaches, institutional, reception and cultural studies approaches, consideration of issues to do with the intersection of ideology and culture, the representation of gender, race and class, and questions concerning the relations between film and television and new technologies.

Students are encouraged to consider combining their film and television studies with other relevant and compatible units and/or disciplines in the Faculty of Arts. Examples are drama and theatre studies, comparative literature and cultural studies, English, history, gender studies, and a range of relevant Asian and European languages.

Units

Berwick, Caulfield and Clayton

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in film and television studies must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • ATS1304 Contemporary television studies
  • ATS1305 Contemporary film studies

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in film and television studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Available units include:

Units not offered in 2011

Sunway

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in film and television studies must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • ATS1304 Contemporary television studies
  • ATS1305 Contemporary film studies

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or in film and television studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below

Available units include:

Units not offered in 2011

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 4014 Diploma in Arts (Film and Television Studies)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing