Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitFilm and Television Studies
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr David Hanan


Previously coded FTV3670


This unit examines the growth and development of World Cinema as an important critical category in contemporary film studies. Beginning with the distinction between national cinemas and regional cinema, the course will provide methods and frameworks for considering films produced by different filmmaking cultures around the world. Case studies in any given year may include Asian Cinema or European cinemas, among others. The course will also introduce examples from television cultures around the world, and consider aspects of the distribution, exhibition and funding of World Cinema and Television.


Upon successful completion of the subject students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An ability to discuss particular examples of World Cinema and Television texts in ways that show some understanding of generic considerations, cultural differences and historical specificity;
  2. A general theoretical awareness of the problematic of cross cultural readings;
  3. Some understanding of how cinema has developed across national and transnational film industries in different parts of the world.


Essay (3000 words): 60%
Class participation: 10%
Examination (1-hour): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 2 hour seminar and One 2 hour screening per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Two units at first-year and two units at second-year level in Film and Television or approved discipline


FTV2670 FTV3670