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ACM236 - Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(Only available to students enrolled in an Arts or Arts combined course)
Unit chair:L Marvell
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit is an introduction to how psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy have been represented and explored within the cinema. It provides a basic overview of psychological and psychoanalytical concepts and the influence of these on filmmakers and in film theory. The unit focuses particularly on psychoanalytical and psychological concepts within film narratives and on representations of human subjectivity. Students are encouraged to explore, question and apply these ideas to their understanding of film texts, including their own film projects. The unit will be of interest to students of film, psychology and film studies alike.

Assessment

Essay (2000 words) 50%, Online Quiz 20%, Seminar Presentation 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$755$755$2581$2922

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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