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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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, Malaysia

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 at Monash University Malaysia. The sequence of units available for students in Malaysia differs from that described for Caulfield and Clayton students; refer to the campus entries below.

Description

Film and screen studies involve historical, textual and critical approaches to film and television, and related video and new screen technologies. Film and screen 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, online screen forms, and video practice.

Emphasis is given to a variety of historical, critical and theoretical methods of analysis appropriate to the study of the moving image, 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 screen studies with other relevant and compatible units and/or disciplines in the Faculty of Arts. Examples include:

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • identify and evaluate screen theory and scholarly debates in relation to contemporary and historical screen media examples and methods (review/evaluation of critical debate or literature review)
  • understand and apply advanced intermediate library and archival research skills (research essay)
  • critically reflect on and synthesise screen theoretical approaches and communicate this in written, oral and audio-visual form (research essay and presentations)
  • actively design collaborative modes of problem solving in a group project task (A/V response task/group work)
  • undertake academically rigorous research, demonstrating skills in research project planning, design and writing, and production
  • identify and describe a range of historical and new approaches and theories within the discipline of film and screen studies
  • understand and apply a range of theoretical approaches to contemporary and historical narrative and non-narrative forms of film, television and online screen content such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, transnationalism and intermediality to a wide range of national cinemas and televisions in both scholarly and practical assignments
  • critically engage with contemporary and historical practices of cinema and television criticism
  • interpret and analyse forms of film and television critical and theoretical practices in the context of digital cultures.

Units

Caulfield and Clayton

Minor in film and screen studies

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in film and screen studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1304 Introduction to television studies
  • ATS1305 Introduction to film studies

(b.) additional elective units from List A only (12 points)

Note: Students can take the second-year cornerstone units from the major as electives.

Major in film and screen studies

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in film and screen studies must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1304 Introduction to television studies
  • ATS1305 Introduction to film studies

(b.) at least one second-year cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS2983 Screen project: From film theory to digital video practice
  • ATS2962 Now showing: Contemporary approaches to film and television

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3969 Film and television studies in the digital era
  • ATS3970 Performing film and television criticism with new technologies

(d.) additional elective units from List A and List B (24 points). No more than two units (12 points) can be taken from List B.

A minimum of three units (18 points) must be completed at third-year level.

Note: Students can take the remaining cornerstone and capstone units as electives.

Elective units

List A

  • ATS2529 Australia film and television: Nation, culture and identity
  • ATS2530 Film and television genres
  • ATS2535 Storytelling in film and television: From classical narrative to art cinema
  • ATS2538 Film and television institutions
  • ATS3531 Watching film and television: Gender, sexuality and spectatorship
  • ATS3536 Alternatives in film and television
  • ATS3539 Asian cinema and television
  • ATS3540 Documentary and realism in film and television

List B

* Taught in Prato, Italy. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

Malaysia

First-year level

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

  • ATS1304 Introduction to television studies
  • ATS1305 Introduction to film studies

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in film and screen studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Units include:

  • ATS3127 Stardom: Celebrity, society and power
  • ATS3448 Screen theories and techniques

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 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
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 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
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts