This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of English, Communications and Performance Studies|
|Campus(es)||Caulfield, Clayton, Sunway|
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 comparative literature and cultural studies, English, history, gender studies, theatre and performance, and a range of relevant Asian and European languages.
Students studying a sequence in film and television studies must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students studying a minor or major in film and television studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
*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.
Students studying a sequence in film and television studies must complete two units (12 points) from the following:
Students studying a minor or in film and television studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition: