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Screen Theories and Techniques (6 points)


Leader: Dr Simon Cooper

Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)
South Africa Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: An introduction to the study of film and television/video as mediums of fictional and documentary narrative. Major developments in the history of cinema. Films will be analysed formally in terms of narrative, editing, mise en scene, shots, lighting and sound, and stylistically in terms of genre and authorship. Different theoretical approaches to screen studies including aestheticism, discourse analysis and semiotics.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 50% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Prerequisites: COM1010 and COM1020 or equivalents

Prohibitions: COM3408, GSC2408, GSC3408

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