• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Screen Studies
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Digital Arts, IT in New Media, Digital Humanities, Film
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katharina Bonzel
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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By closely studying a selected number of feature films, television series, digital technologies, short films and other screen media, this course aims to explore the nature of audiovisual representation, the complex interplay between genre and screen and the theoretical perspectives which underpin Screen Studies. We will approach a wide range of texts and theories to study screen genre, transmediality and Screen Studies theory. Students will develop strategies to understand the diversity of screen media forms and scrutinise the role and impact of screens in contemporary, transnational and transmedial contexts.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a strong appreciation of the role of genre in Screen Studies;
  2. analyse the relationship between screen texts and their corresponding theories;
  3. study and characterise different screen media forms and their contexts; and
  4. carry out close analysis of screen texts.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial presentation, 10 minutes (20) [LO 1,3,4]
  2. Essay, 2000 words (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Collaborative research project (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials and 24 hours of film screenings; and

b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 Units of 1000 level courses, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed FILM2005.

Prescribed Texts

All texts will be supplied on Wattle.

Preliminary Reading

All texts will be supplied on Wattle.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
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
8544 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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