Courses & Units

Screen Cultures HEJ109

Hobart

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 student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

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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 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. 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
100700 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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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

AssessmentJournal (30%)|Report (30%)|Assignment (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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