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Screen Studies: Movies, Television, and Ourselves

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: MDA10003

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to introduce students to the major concepts and key debates in screen studies and provide students with the critical tools necessary to analyse a screen text. Students will develop an understanding of the histories and structures of screen industries with a particular emphasis on cinema and television. This unit will also facilitate greater student awareness of the relationship between screen texts, genre and society.


  • Form and Style
  • 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

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