• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code FILM-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Film in all its genres and formats continues to be a leading art form and a major means of communication of our time. The Film minor is designed to provide students with the skills to analyse film and build knowledge of film history and culture by addressing questions such as: what expectations do we bring to films that belong to a particular national, cultural or generic context? What characterizes different national cinemas? How do films reflect their political and social contexts? What happens when theatre and/or print texts are adapted for cinematic and/or televisual screens? And how is cinema transforming over time, including in the context of new interactive, digital media? These and other questions are among the many you'll explore in doing Film Studies at the ANU.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Film minor a student will have:

  1. proficiency in close analysis of film across a range of genres and contexts
  2. acquired knowledge of the diverse historical and cultural contexts in which film has been produced and received
  3. capacity to understand film as both reflecting and shaping various cultural, historical and national contexts
  4. proficiencies in critical inquiry, interpretation and evaluation, argument and written expression
  5. knowledge and skills to undertake further study
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
FILM1002 Introduction to Film Studies 6
FILM1003 Introduction to Film Genres 6

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANCH2021 Ancient World in Film 6
ARCH2052 Archaeology in Film and Fiction 6
ASIA2080 Korean Film: History, Culture and Society 6
ENGL2055 Shakespeare and Film 6
ENGL2067 Novel into Film 6
FILM2003 European Cinemas, European Societies 6
FILM2004 Postwar European Cinema: Films and Directors 6
FILM2005 Moving Pictures: Cinema and the Visual Arts 6
FILM2006 United States Cinema: Hollywood and Beyond 6
FILM2009 Postwar Italian Cinema 6
FILM2012 German Film Since the Wall: Identity, History and Belonging 6
FILM2013 Cinema from the Spanish-speaking World 6
FILM2066 Australian Cinema: The Kelly Gang to Baz Luhrmann's Australia 6
FILM3046 German Cinema (in English) 6
FREN3108 Imagining the French Empire: French Colonialism on Film 6
GEND2021 Trauma, Memory and Culture 6
  GEND 2031: Cinema in Southeast Asia
GERM2113 German Film Since the Wall: Identity, History and Belonging 6
HUMN3000 Immersive Cinema Experience 6
  PASI 2004: On the Beach
  PHIL 2102: Film as Philosophy
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