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ATS3448

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Simon Cooper

Notes

Previously coded COM3408

Synopsis

An introduction to the study of film and television/video as mediums of fictional and documentary narrative. Major developments in the history of cinema. Films will be analysed formally in terms of narrative, editing, mise en scene, shots, lighting and sound, and stylistically in terms of genre and authorship. Different theoretical approaches to screen studies including aestheticism, discourse analysis and semiotics.

Objectives

Students successfully completing this unit will have demonstrated an ability to analyse and evaluate screen representations, on film and television, in terms of: stylistic elements (mise-en-scene, shots, editing, lighting and sound); narrative form; aspects of screen theory: genre, authorship. gender, psychoanalysis; historical and social contexts of production and
reception. They will also have an extended understanding of a range of critical and theoretical approaches to screen studies and their place in the wider field of cultural studies.

Assessment

Written work: 50%
Exam: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Simon Cooper

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Writing
Communications

Prerequisites

ATS1277 and ATS1278 or equivalent

Prohibitions

ATS2448, COM2408, COM3408, GSC2408, GSC3408