- Code FILM1002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Film Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course is intended as an introduction to the history and aesthetics of film, as well as a primer for film analysis. Building on an acquired understanding of the elements of film technique, students will address questions of narrative, sound, spectatorship, and a consideration of film as social and cultural document. Developments in film will be contextualised within the current stage of the digital revolution.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Undertake comprehensive analysis of various films;
2. Evaluate film as a social and cultural document;
3. Critically discuss a film and its context in an oral presentation;
4. Present ideas on film history and theory in a clear written format;
5. Understand the role of film within digital humanities.
Indicative Assessment1 x 500 word exercise in close analysis (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
1 x 10-15 minute oral presentation in class on weekly reading/film (10%) [Learning Outcome 1,2,3]
1 x 1,800 word essay (35%) [Learning Outcome 3,4,5]
End of semester (final) exam (40%) [Learning Outcome 1, 2]
Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 60 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials, and 24 hours of film screening, and b) 70 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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