Genre and the Moving Image

FTV10006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours per semester

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21



Aims and objectives

This unit aims to encourage independent learning and research through the examination of texts drawn from film, television and new media forms. The unit emphasises individual development and the use of peer collaboration to identify and articulate the key concepts and critical debates relevant to a study of genre. Students will confront and engage with critical positions on genre covering film, television and online screen media and articulate these debates through research and analysis.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Discuss concepts of narrative, aesthetics, culture and ideology in selected screen media.
2. Investigate key debates within genre that are central to an engagement with screen media.
3. Analyse genre theory and demonstrate a capacity to apply this understanding to selected genre texts.
4. Identify the industrial and spectatorial impact of genre, and the role played by genre hybridity within screen media texts.
5. Confront a critical feature or debate within the study of genre, substantiating a position through effective research and application of critical theories.

Courses with unit

BH-FTV2 Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)