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Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication)

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Film Studies - unit set code MJ-A000046

The Film Studies area aims to develop students' creative and critical thinking while providing a practical and theoretical grounding in the production and application of film, video and television. The sequence puts these media in the historical and social context of the institutions, technologies and artistic and personal forces from which they have emerged.

In level 1, students learn formal and theoretical concepts through analysis of case studies and a series of projects which demand individual input, team collaboration, as well as recording, filming, direction, and post-production techniques. Collaborative skills are extended in level 2 through investigation of team management, narrative, representation, editing, and audiences, as well as the relationship between the actor, director, producer and exhibitor.

Students also undertake case studies in genre and the creative practices and aesthetic approaches of significant practitioners or movements. The final level provides opportunities for students to develop unique and individual creative practices through units including Research in Production: Documentary which explores the use of actuality in narrative, as well as the Individual Production Practice, which explores non-representational, contemplative and oppositional structures, together with strategies that rework or synthesise conventional forms.

 


Level 1

 

Trimester 1

ACM120 Moving Pictures: Screening Film History  

 

Trimester 2

 

ACM112 Writing with the Camera  **


Level 2 and 3

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

 

ACM217 Documentary Production Practice  

ACM237 TV Studio Production  

ACM318 Independent Production Practice  

 

 

Trimester 1

AAM319 Contemporary Australian Cinema  *

 

Trimester 2

ACM236 Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis  

AAM220 Cinemas and Cultures  

 

* AAM319 also offered at Burwood (Melbourne) in trimester 3

**ACM112 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.

 

 

The following unit is available as an elective option:

 

Trimester 3

 

ACM337 Film and Television Study Tour of China  

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