Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Adrian Martin; Associate Professor Deane Williams


This unit will provide students an opportunity to apply disciplinary ways of performing film and television theory, criticism and history. These will include a major practical project in film reviewing, audio-visual criticism, video-production OR a relevant internship. It will also involve a scholarly reflective essay on practical project/work experience as it relates to contemporary theories on criticism and screen-based media.


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Perform a range of critical practices of film and television
  2. Understand the complex relationship between film and television critical practice and theory
  3. Demonstrate an ability to conduct research and develop and present a critical work utilising web-based applications in manner appropriate to third-year study.
  4. Engage confidently in discussion of texts, theories and arguments in seminar environments both in the classroom and on-line.


Writing exercise: 25%
Practical exercise: 40%
Multiple choice test: 25%
Seminar participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

4 contact hours per week: 1 x 2 hour screening + 1 x 2 hour seminar. Remaining 8 hours of private study per week to be spent reading and watching assigned material and preparing for assessment tasks.

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


One cornerstone unit for Film and Screen Studies or approval of unit coordinator.