Courses & Units

Screen Cultures HEJ109

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Screen Cultures
Unit code HEJ109
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Doctor Gemma Blackwood
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEJ245 Emerging Screen Practices and HEJ345 Emerging Screen Practices

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus  (Hobart)

Weekly online content including Lectures and activities (4 hours)  

Weekly scheduled classroom tutorial (60 minutes)

AssessmentOnline journal (30%)|Screen Analysis (30%)|Final Project (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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