2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
To be advised
Offered Cloud (online) from 2020
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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Identify and describe the complex relationships within Australian cinema across the screen culture and film production industries
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
Critically analyse the relevance and relationships of Australian screen culture to the contemporary cultural landscape
Develop and demonstrate generic and thematic links between key Australian films with reference to the historical and cultural contexts in which they circulate
Develop and demonstrate sound techniques in focused research, creative and critical thinking and communication
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 - Seminar Presentation
- Written Essay
- Audio-Visual Essay
4-5 minutes, (2000 words equivalent)
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ACF320 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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