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Introduction to Film Studies - ARTS1060

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4.5
Excluded: FILM1101, MEFT1200
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Subject Area: Film

This course teaches students the basic techniques and vocabulary for ‘reading’ and analysing individual films. It also provides a framework for understanding the social and cultural importance of cinema as an institution.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be better skilled in:
  • Watching, describing and explaining films.
  • Reading and critically assessing academic literature on films and cinema.
  • Researching, drafting, editing and writing an academic essay.


  • Tutorial Presentation and Participation: 10%
  • Reading Log (two submissions during semester) 30%
  • Sequence Analysis 30%
  • Essay 30%

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