Introduction to Screen Media

Unit code: ASN1002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
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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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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Review
Grade: 30%
Review screen media text based on focus topics
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 30%
Investigate report on topic chosen from a list
Assessment type: Presentation
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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