Screen Studies: Movies, Television, and Ourselves

MDA10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 48

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

More teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

Census:
31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the major concepts and key debates in screen studies and provide students with the critical tools necessary to analyse a screen text. Students will develop an understanding of the histories and structures of screen industries with a particular emphasis on cinema and television. This unit will also facilitate greater student awareness of the relationship between screen texts, genre and society.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse screen texts
2. Relate specific film and television texts, as well as wider genres, to broader social contexts
3. Identify the relationship between screen theory and practice
4. Discuss screen texts informed by a developed knowledge of theory, history and style.