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This course traces the emergence and significance of Australian cinema culture. You will study the development of the Australian film industry, including analysis of the economic, social and political factors and the myths which have shaped the industry. You will also study the role of the Australian screen in shaping the experience of modern Australia and its place in the world. The course also explores a range of mainstream and non-mainstream forms of audio-visual production in Australia. The topics, films and critical texts have all been selected to encourage the study of a wide range of Australia’s national cinema.  


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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