Introduction to Screen Media

Unit code: ASN1002 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
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Overview

In this unit, students analyse film, television, and online media texts.  The unit introduces students to some key concepts in reading screen media including genre theory, screen grammar and visual conventions, narrative and structure, television forms and convergent media.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate a range of screen media texts;
  2. Compare and discuss some key concepts in screen media theory and analysis;
  3. Articulate the changes in screen media culture; and
  4. Identify and investigate issues in screen media cultural production.

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Review
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Grade: 30%
Review screen media text based on focus topics
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 30%
Investigate report on topic chosen from a list
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 40%
In class group presentation and analysis of specific questions

Required reading

Students will be provided with weekly material on VU Collaborate to support the curriculum.

As part of a course

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