This unit introduces students to formal and industrial approaches of understanding cinematic, televisual and online screen cultures. It draws upon key theoretical concepts from screen studies – such as film aesthetics, narrative and genre theory – and there is a strong focus on how screen texts are actively promoted and distributed by major industries through trailers and advertising. In this unit, students will develop screen analysis skills through active engagement with screen texts and will develop an appreciation of the complex relationship between screen entertainment media, industries and audiences across multiple platforms.
|Unit name||Screen Cultures|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Gemma Blackwood|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the key concepts and debates in screen studies
- Discuss the use, sharing, reimagining, and creation of media material by audiences
- Analyse media texts with awareness of the way audiences are addressed, positioned, and constructed
- Apply knowledge and skills to effectively and creatively apply your analytical, practical, and research skills in screen studies
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HEJ245 Emerging Screen Practices and HEJ345 Emerging Screen Practices
One hour online lecture/content + one hour self-directed learning + one hour tutorial, weekly
|Assessment||Online journal (30%)|Screen Analysis (30%)|Final Project (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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