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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Deane Williams


Previously coded FTM5110


The unit will provide a series of approaches to weekly audio-visual texts to subsequently enable students to focus on particular film and television studies research topics with a view to enabling the formation of extended research based projects. 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, post-structural, postcolonial).


By the completion of this unit students will be expected to demonstrate:

  1. a critical understanding of the methodologies available to Film and Television studies research projects and their application;
  2. an understanding of a range of theoretical approaches to textual criticism;
  3. a knowledge of the practical approaches to textual criticism;
  4. an understanding of a range of contemporary theoretical and critical approaches to film and television studies;
  5. a knowledge of the issues of digital media media that facilitate film and television studies research;
  6. an ability to engage with written and visual (screen) texts in a clear and confident manner in both written and oral presentation.


Written work: 90% (8500 words)
Tutorial participation and paper (500 words): 10%

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar and one 2-hour screening per week


Honours degree (or equivalent) in Film and television or approved discipline