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Film in the Media Landscape - ARTS3060

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Enrolment in a major/minor in Film Studies or Media, Culture and Technology and 72 uoc overall including 12 uoc at Level 2 in the major or minor
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Subject Area: Film Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: Media, Culture and Technology

This course examines the shifting place of film in the media landscape by tracing the ways that film has responded to and archived its interactions with other mechanical and electronic media (including radio, TV, the turntable, the telephone, and digital capture and synthesis). By examining the history of media convergences, it thereby places "new" new media in a broader historical framework. The course examinhs how individualefilms, genres, and formations of cinema have addressed residual, emergent, and dominant media through their formal and stylistic elements, thematic concerns, and exhibition practices. By comparing different forms of moving image media, the course also explores how practices of archiving media texts and technologies through various storage media shape understandings of time and historical change.

The course is structured around three key topics:
(1) history of forms of media convergence,
(2) residual and obsolete media,
(3) media times and historiography.

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