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Unit details

ACF320 - Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously:

AAM319 Contemporary Australian Cinema

Unit chair:V Duckett
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AAM219, AAM319

Note:

Students completing a Film Studies Major Sequence must complete AAM319.  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 exploration of Australian cinema with a particular focus on the dynamic relationship between screen culture and the changing patterns of Australian community, identity, and the fabric of everyday life. The unit especially considers how competing ideas of national identity are negotiated through the diverse practices and activities of Australian screen culture. In addition to engaging with these processes of contemporary Australian cinema, students will also look at filmmaking methods and techniques through chosen films.

Assessment

Seminar Presentation (1200 word equivalent) 30%

Online Quiz  20%

Written Essay (2000 words) OR visual essay -3-4 minutes 50% 

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2659$3010

* 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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