• 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 First Semester 2022
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This course is intended as an introduction to the history and aesthetics of screen studies, as well as a primer for screen media analysis. Building on an acquired understanding of the elements of film, television, digital and other media techniques, students will address questions of narrative, sound, spectatorship, and a consideration of the screen as a site of social and cultural contact. Developments in screen studies will be contextualised within the current stage of the digital revolution.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. undertake comprehensive analysis of various screen media;
  2. evaluate and critically discuss screen texts as social and cultural documents;
  3. employ discipline-specific terminology and visual analysis techniques to analyse screen texts and their context; and
  4. present ideas on screen history and theory in a clear written format.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Exercise in close scene analysis (750-1000 words) (20) [LO 1,3]
  2. Short research essay (1250 words) (25) [LO 1,2,4]
  3. Final examination, 2 hours (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Weekly quizzes (10%) (10) [LO 1,3]
  5. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]

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130 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed FILM1002.

Prescribed Texts

Students will be informed of prescribed text/s via Wattle.

Preliminary Reading

Students will be informed of prescribed text/s via Wattle. Any additional readings will be supplied on Wattle.


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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3600
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3024 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person View

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