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FTV3030 - Film and Television Research Methodologies

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Deane Williams


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will introduce third year students to a range of research methodologies from the discipline of Film and Television Studies with a view to providing for a fluid transition from third to fourth year study. This topic-based unit will focus on both practical (including archival, library and web-based methods) as well as theoretical research methods (historical, realist, experimental, structuralist, poststructural, postcolonial).


By the completion of this unit students will be expected to demonstrate: a critical understanding of the methodologies available to Film and Television studies research projects including an understanding of a range of theoretical approaches to textual criticism; a knowledge of the practical approaches to textual criticism; an understanding of a range of theoretical and critical approaches to film and television institutions; a knowledge of the issues of digital media media that facilitate film and television studies research; an ability to put theoretical approaches into practice in a clear and confident manner in both written and oral presentation.


First essay (2000 words) : 40%
Second essay (2500 words) : 50%
Seminar Participation : 10%

Contact hours

1 x 2-hour seminar, 2-hour screening


Minor sequence in FTV