An introduction to the basic analytical and critical skills as they apply to the study of moving images, specifically film. Issues of form, style and genre are addressed.
From the emergence of cinema at the end of the 19th Century to the Internet revolution, the production and consumption of moving images has brought change to every aspect of our lives and cultures. In this paper you will consider the experience of film and media from a range of perspectives. Study will include: understanding how looking is powerful; the relationships between moving images, representations and identity; the individual and the socio-political impact of the moving image; how critics, scholars and fans make sense of media.
|Paper title||Screen Form and Culture|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- FIME 101
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Associate Professor Catherine Fowler
- Paper Structure
This paper features modules which may include any of the following:
- Close analysis of Film and television style including editing, cinematography, mise-en-scene and sound
- Media genres, stars, celebrity, fans and audiences
- Media industries and entertainment, cinema as art and the auteur
- Political and activist expressions of media including third and fourth cinema
Will include bibliographic exercises, an essay and an exam.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures, screenings and tutorials.
No textbook. Readings will be available on Blackboard
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Be familiar with the major discussions as to how meaning is made, across cinema, television, video and digital examples.
- Show an understanding of critical approaches to film and media.
- Understand and demonstrate the expression of ideas through written forms