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Undergraduate - Area of Study

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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)Caulfield, Clayton, Sunway

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • A minor only is offered on the Sunway campus. The sequence of units available for Sunway students differs from that described for Caulfield and Clayton students; refer to the campus entries 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

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

Compulsory units

  • ATS2529 Australian national film and television
  • ATS2530 Film and television genres
  • ATS3732 Research methods and contemporary theory

*Note: The Film and Television Studies major changed in 2012. Those students who commenced their major prior to 2011 will need to consult the Film and Television Studies Undergraduate Coordinator regarding how to complete the requirements of their major.

Elective units

  • ATS2535 Forms of narrative film and television
  • ATS2538 Film and television institutions
  • ATS3531 Subjectivity, spectatorship and film and television
  • ATS3536 Alternatives in film and television
  • ATS3539 World film and television
  • ATS3540 Realism in film and television
  • ATS3784 From film theory to video practice

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

Units include:

  • ATS2528/ATS3528 Television genres
  • ATS2533/ATS3533 Independent cinema in Southeast Asia
  • ATS2534/ATS3534 Malaysian cinema

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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
  • 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
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing