• 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, Visual Arts, Literature, Language Studies, Film

This team-taught course introduces students to a range of national and transnational filmmaking developments from the late 20th to early 21st centuries. Particular emphasis will be on the intersection of social identities shaped by aspects such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and migration, and students will develop an understanding of how screen-based cultural productions including film, television, and other digital media contribute to understandings of identity, belonging, and citizenship at the local, national, and global levels. They will develop their familiarity with a wide range of global cinematic traditions, and further their techniques in analyzing screen-based media, including questions of transnational production, distribution, and reception.

Learning Outcomes

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. identify and compare a range of national and transnational screen cultures in relation to questions of aesthetic style, production, distribution, and reception;
  2. critically evaluate a range of national, comparative, and transnational perspectives on cinema, television, and new and emerging digital media;
  3. apply screen studies methodologies to the analysis of visual media, and embed these analyses in relevant cultural and political frameworks; and
  4. communicate an understanding of the role of screen media in conveying ideas about identity, social belonging, and movement in sophisticated written and oral forms.

Indicative Assessment

In-class oral presentation of a scene analysis, 10 minutes (20%) Learning outcomes 3, 4
Critical research essay, 2000 words (40%) Learning outcomes 1-4
In-class exam (end semester) 90 minutes (30%) Learning outcomes 1-4
Class participation (10%) Learning outcomes 1-4

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130 hours of total student learning time consisting of:
a) 47 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of combined lectures/screenings, and 11 hours of tutorials and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 83 hours of independent student rese

Prescribed Texts

All texts will be available on Wattle. Films will be available at the weekly screenings and, where possible, through the ANU Library.

Assumed Knowledge

General prior familiarity with the techniques of film and screen analysis is expected from students undertaking this course.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7106 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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