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ACF206 - Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
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:

Victoria Duckett





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week


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.


Essay (2000 words) 50%

Online Quiz 20%

Seminar Presentation 30%

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