Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitFilm and Screen Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Deane Williams


The unit has an internship component - contact the Unit Coordinator for further information


This unit will provide students an opportunity to apply disciplinary ways of performing film and television theory, criticism and history. These will include a major practical project in film reviewing, audio-visual criticism, video-production OR a relevant internship. It will also involve a scholarly reflective essay on practical project/work experience as it relates to contemporary theories on criticism and screen-based media.


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Perform a range of critical practices of film and television
  2. Understand the complex relationship between film and television critical practice and theory
  3. Demonstrate an ability to conduct research and develop and present a critical work utilising web-based applications in manner appropriate to third-year study.
  4. Engage confidently in discussion of texts, theories and arguments in seminar environments both in the classroom and on-line.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. As this is a third-year level unit, it is recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed at least one second-year level unit in Film and screen studies.