Screen studies involves historical, textual and critical approaches to film and television, and related new screen technologies. The screen studies major covers Asian and European national cinemas, a range of directors and genres, early and contemporary cinema, film stardom and popular television genres.
Emphasis is given to a variety of historical, critical and theoretical methods of analysis appropriate to the study of the moving image, including formal, institutional, reception based and cultural studies approaches, consideration of issues relating to 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.
Screen studies is listed in the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences at Malaysia as a minor.
Upon successful completion of the minor, students will be able to:
- analyse and evaluate the key concepts, theoretical perspectives and scholarly debates in screen theory
- apply key theoretical approaches of screen studies to contemporary and historical narrative and non-narrative forms of film, television and online screen media, and communicate findings in written, oral and audio-visual form
- critically engage with and reflect upon contemporary and historical practices of cinema and television criticism.