Screen Studies: Movies Television and Ourselves

MDA20008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • 1 semester/teaching period

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

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


50 CP



Aims and objectives

· Introduce students to the major concepts and key debates in screen studies.
· Provide students with the critical tools necessary to analyse a screen text.
· Develop an understanding of the histories and structures of screen industries with a particular emphasis on cinema and television.
· Facilitate greater student awareness of the relationship between screen texts, genre and society.              
On successful completion of this unit we expect that students will:
· Critically analyse screen texts
· Relate specific film and television texts, as well as wider genres, to broader social contextsIdentify the relationship between screen theory and practice
· Discuss screen texts informed by a developed knowledge of theory, history and style

Courses with unit

From Semester 1 2017 this unit will be replaced by MDA10003 Screen Studies: Movies Television and Ourselves