• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Film Studies
  • Areas of interest Film
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Giacinto Moliterno
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course provides an extended survey of Australian cinema from its initial achievements in the early 1900s to its internationalisation in the 1980s and its place in world cinema in the new millennium. Its primary focus is the cultural study of Australian film, with particular attention to changing depictions of the bush and the city, of Aboriginal, Australian and immigrant men and women, of Australian nationalism, and of its myths and heroes. The history of Australian film itself and its significant turning points, from the innovations of the silent era to later developments in art cinema, will also be a continuing consideration. Among films to be studied will be:  The Story of the Kelly Gang, The Sentimental Bloke, Jedda, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, Mad Max, Bedevil, Romper Stomper and Australia.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the historical development of the film industry in Australia;

2. Read film as an historic and cultural document;

3. Think critically about the construction of national myths and icons; and

4. Demonstrate insight into the place of film in Australian culture.

Other Information

This course is incompatible with ENGL2066

Indicative Assessment

Two 2,000 word essays (45% each) (LO 1, 2, 3, 4).

One tutorial/seminar presentation (10%) (LO 2 and 3).


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Workload

A 1-hour lecture, a 1-hour tutorial/seminar and a 2-hour screening per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake six hours of private study per week (total of 130 hours over the semester).


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 24 units of courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Students taking the course towards a Film minor should have completed FILM1002.





Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8805 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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