A survey of the major critical and theoretical approaches to film and media to include the impact on contemporary digital media convergence and transmedia productions.
This paper will examine major problems, issues and orientations in the theorisation of film, television and other moving-image-based media. The emphasis will be largely on commercial media, with a focus on the implications for conciousness and culture of changing technologies of representation. Special attention will be paid to the digital transformation of contemporary moving images through intermediality and transmedia phenomena and the challenges these present for historical understandings of media specificity.
|Paper title||Critical Problems in Film and Media|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- 18 200-level MFCO or FIME points or GEND 205 or GEND 305
- FIME 301
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Associate Professor Catherine Fowler
- Paper Structure
- The paper explores the various ways in which film and media theory has considered
the experience of the moving image in terms of ontology, representation and signification
and how it has analysed the position of the spectactor.
- Concept Tests (2): 15% each
- Critical Essay: 30%
- Final Exam: 40%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two 50-minute lectures and one 120-minute screening per week.
- Course reader and on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Demonstrate understanding of the major approaches to theorising film and media
- Show advanced knowledge of the historical development of film and media theory
- Evaluate the use of different theoretical approaches and apply them to the critical analysis of film and media texts