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The Film Studies major stream will provide you with the critical, conceptual and practical skills to analyse, interpret and work with the most popular art form of the 20th and 21st centuries. Film Studies courses include historical, theoretical, and cross-cultural studies of film as well as practical courses in video production and screenwriting. Our Film Studies major stream provides you with a comprehensive study of the discipline, while also fostering an understanding of the intersections between popular entertainment, politics and aesthetics. Film Studies contributes to and has its origins in a range of disciplinary fields in the Humanities, including Philosophy and Critical Theory, Aesthetics, Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Gender Studies. For this reason Film Studies is a discipline that enables you to explore a range of debates in the Humanities as they inform—and are informed by—the film and media landscape and its impact on contemporary life. Our courses enable you to study film and related media forms in their historical, cultural, and technological contexts and provide you with an international perspective on the place and history of film in the global media landscape.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

60

Specialisation Type

Major

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 60 UOC.

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ARTS/EDUCATION (SECONDARY) STUDENTS

The major in Film Studies must not be taken as it is not an approved teaching specialisation.

MEDIA (SCREEN & SOUND PRODUCTION)/ARTS STUDENTS

If you complete a Film Studies major in your Arts degree you will not be automatically conferred the Film Studies Minor in your Media degree. The 24 uoc Film Studies courses completed in Media (Screen & Sound Production) can be counted towards the Film Studies major in the Arts degree. However you will be required to complete an additional 24 uoc Prescribed Arts & Social Sciences electives.

Film Studies Major Pathways

The three pathways are recommended structures for students who wish to follow particular paths in their major, and are by no means exclusive. Each pathway promotes the core strengths of the major.

Students following a pathway should include the courses as part of the major structure.

PRODUCTION PATHWAY
Level 1
ARTS1064 Screen Production 1
Level 2
ARTS2065 Screen Production II
ARTS2066 Writing for the Screen
Level 3
ARTS3061 Screen Production III
ARTS3066 Documentary and Non-Fiction Cinema

CRITICAL ANALYSIS PATHWAY
Level 1
ARTS1060 Introduction to Film Studies
Level 2
ARTS2061 Contemporary Approaches to Cinema
ARTS2064 A Case Study of Film Genre
Level 3
ARTS3060 Film in the Media Landscape
ARTS3062 Aspects of Film History: Cinematic Thinking
ARTS3065 Screen Emotions: Affect and Cinema

INTERNATIONAL PATHWAY
LEVEL 1
ARTS1062 Hollywood Film: Industry, Technology, Aesthetics
LEVEL 2
ARTS2062 Australian Cinema
ARTS2063 National Cinemas
LEVEL 3
ARTS3064 Issues in Film Styles and Aesthetics
ARTS3068 Doing Film Festivals
ARTS2061 Contemporary Approaches to Cinema
ARTS2064 A Case Study of Film Genre
Level 3
ARTS3060 Film in the Media Landscape
ARTS3062 Aspects of Film History: Cinematic Thinking
ARTS3065 Screen Emotions: Affect and Cinema

INTERNATIONAL PATHWAY
LEVEL 1
ARTS1062 Hollywood Film: Industry, Technology, Aesthetics
LEVEL 2
ARTS2062 Australian Cinema
ARTS2063 National Cinemas
LEVEL 3
ARTS3064 Issues in Film Styles and Aesthetics
ARTS3068 Doing Film Festivals

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