• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Screen Studies
  • Areas of interest Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, Film
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Julieanne Lamond
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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Australian Cinema looks at the influence of film and cinematic genre on Australian culture. From the road movie to the Western, horror to comedy, silent film to sample film, this course surveys the history of cinema in Australia and considers how such genres and modes reflect and influence Australian cultural history. It also investigates Australian filmmakers’ engagement with transnational systems of commercial film and art cinema. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the historical development of the film industry in Australia;
  2. read film as a historic and cultural document;
  3. think critically about the construction of national myths and icons; and
  4. demonstrate insight into the place of film in Australian culture.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 2 essays (2000 words each 45% total of 90%) (90) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Tutorial/seminar presentation (15 minutes ) (10) [LO 2,3]

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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 screening; 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 24 units of courses, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed FILM2066.

Prescribed Texts

All texts will be supplied on the course Wattle page.

Fees

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:
14
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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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3482 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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