MDA20008 Screen Studies: Movies, Television and Ourselves

Unit code: MDA20008

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit introduces students to the major concepts in screen studies, including: form and style; industry histories; and the relationship between film, television, genre and society. Students will develop the skills to critically analyse screen texts, relate specific examples and genres to broader social contexts, and understand the relationship between theory and practice. Ultimately, students will be able to analyse screen texts informed by a developed knowledge of history, theory and style.

Content

  • Form and Style
  • Adaptation and Medium Specificity
  • Defining Genre
  • Genre and context
  • Animation
  • The Film Industry
  • The Television Industry
  • Screen Performers
  • Screen Authors
  • National Screen Cultures
  • Screen in the Digital Age Realism and the Screen
  • National Screen Cultures
  • Screen in the Digital Age
  • Realism and the Screen

This unit is found inĀ Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Media Studies.