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ACF320 - Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously:

AAM219/AAM319 Contemporary Australian Cinema

Unit chair:

Donna Mcrae

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

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% 

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