units

ATS2538

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitFilm and Screen Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Claire Perkins

Synopsis

Film and television institutions considers a number of institutionalised and unofficial public and industrial discourses that support contemporary film and television texts and industries. These include industry publicity and marketing; advertising and commercial tie-ins; media coverage of stars and directors; film and television censorship and studio self-regulation; motion picture palaces and suburban multiplexes; film and television reviewing and academic criticism; the impact of television and wide-screen technologies in the fifties; the impact of home video and cable television in the seventies and eighties; and new media technologies in the nineties and beyond.

Outcomes

On the successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Recognise that meaning is not simply an intra-textual property of a particular text but an effect of historically specific extra-textual, material technologies or institutions;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of historically specific material technologies of production, distribution, exhibition and reception, in relation to a range of contemporary and historical film and television examples;
  3. Develop a methodology for investigating the material - social, historical and political - difference of specific national film and television texts and industries.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed at least one second-year level unit in Film and screen studies.

Prohibitions

FTV2240, FTV3240