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ACM713 - Genre Form and Structure

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Wilmot




Incompatible with: ACM213
Contact hours:

4 Hours per week. Two 2 hour seminars


The assignment and assessment work in this Unit is undertaken by participation in a team that produces a short film. Team membership is established in the first week and assessment tasks begin immediately. Students must attend week one classes to guarantee a place in the Unit.


The learning, assignment work and assessment task of this Unit is the process of making a film as a 'total system'.   The work will be undertaken in teams that are established in week one. This team will then take responsibility for maintaining the high standard of its work and for identifying and collecting the technical and conceptual resources required to make the project it has devised. The team will then undertake the planning, organising and execution of preproduction, production and post-production.

The unit will begin by covering topics such as teamwork and team management, consensus decision making, collaborative idea development and film production management. The production will be shot on 16mm film or high-definition video and post-produced using digital picture and sound editing systems.

Through this production, students will be required to review and analyse their working methods and their production, to make judgements about the feedback they receive and to develop appropriate responses.


Line Producer Evaluation 1, 15%, 750 words.

Line Producer Evaluation 2, 15%, 750 words.

Peer Assessment, 20%.

Film Plan, 20%, 1000 words per team member.

Film Execution, 30%, Completed 5 minute film with self assessment.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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