Return to previous page

MPM772 - An Act of Leadership

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

J Billsberry 

Prerequisite:

Nil.

Corequisite:

Nil.

Incompatible with:

Nil.

Contact hours:

The unit will be taught in intensive mode at Burwood (Melbourne) on the following dates:

  • Trimester 2: 15 August 2016 - 20 August 2016 (intra-trimester break)
    • Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm
  • Trimester 3: 31 October 2016 - 5 November 2016 (inter-trimester break)
    • Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm

Note:

Students please note: There is an optional charge of $750 for this unit to incorporate additional services such as professional actors and film-makers.  For further information, please contact Professor Jon Billsberry at j.billsberry@deakin.edu.au .

Content

This is an experiential unit with the main learning activity being the conceptualisation, scripting, shooting, editing, and screening of two versions of the same original short film. Using the same screenplay on both occasions, in one version, students manipulate one of the characters so that he or she is perceived as a leader by the audience. In the other version, the same character must come over to the audience as someone who is not a leader. The intensive unit begins with a day of theory about the social construction of leadership, perceptions, and an introduction to filmmaking. During the second day, the students complete all pre-production work including writing their scripts. Days three and four are devoted to production, i.e., filming. Day five is dedicated to editing and other aspects of post-production. Day six is dedicated to the screening and discussion of the films. Students critically reflect on their learning experience after the intensive week and must submit an exegesis.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Group of 2-3 students): Written Assignment (Screenplay and explanatory note) 1000 words, 20%

Assessment 2

  • Option 1 (for pairs) Video activity, 60%
  • Option 2 (for trios) Video activity 1, 40%, Video activity 2, 20%

Assessment 3 (Individual): Open format assignment (3000 words), 20%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1305$1305$3051$3864

* 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.

Return to previous page