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  • Objectives
    Students who complete a major in Cinema and Cultural Studies should: * Develop broad critical knowledge about the domains of cinema and cultural studies; * Acquire competency in the main concepts and developed in the disciplines of cinema and cultural studies; * Develop the confidence the to produce conceptually and empirically informed accounts of cinema and contemporary culture; * Develop analytical and creative skills in relation to cinema and cultural studies.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Cinema & Cultural Studies)
  • Course description
    Cinema and Cultural studies is available as both a major and minor sequence.

    Major

    Level 1


    25 points of study made up of:

        * Culture, Media and Everyday Life (and/or)
        * Introduction to Cinema Studies (and/or)
        * One Arts Foundational Interdisciplinary Subject

    Level 2

    Three core level 2 subjects from:

        * Television and Popular Culture
        * Sex and the Screen
        * Lifestyle and Consumer Culture
        * Hollywood and Entertainment
        * Global Screen Cultures

    and one optional level 2 subject.

    Level 3


    One optional level three subject and the Cultural Studies Capstone subject:

        * Contemporary Cultural Theory (compulsory)

    The capstone subject is not available in the minor or as breadth studies outside the BA.

    A minor sequence is made up of the following:

    Level 1

    25 points of study made up of:

        * Culture, Media and Everyday Life (and/or)
        * Introduction to Cinema Studies (and/or)
          One Arts Fouundational Interdiciplinary subject

    Level 2

    Two core subjects from:

        * Television and Popular Culture
        * Sex and the Screen
        * Lifestyle and Consumer Culture
        * Hollywood and Entertainment
        * Global Screen Cultures


    Level 3

    Two optional subjects at level two or three.

    First Year Subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-132  Introduction to Cinema Studies
    This subject provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the study of film language and theory. It is organised around these two separate but related areas. The film language component covers two interrelated topics that are essential for ...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-101  Culture, Media and Everyday Life
    This subject offers an introduction to contemporary cultural studies by focusing on the media and their effects in everyday life. It analyses film, television, new media, advertising and photography; considers their approaches across interacting regi...     Semester 2     12.50

    Second Year Core subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    106-246  Television and Popular Culture
    An introduction to the study of popular culture with focus on examples of (post) industrialised modernity—film, popular music, television, comics, advertising, computer games, theme parks and the internet—and the critical and ...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-243  Sex and the Screen
    How do representations of sex in screen media such as film, television and the Internet impact on our experience of our own gendered and sexual identities? How are ideas about love, romance, sex and gender, and social categories like masculinity and ...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-226  Lifestyle and Consumer Culture
    What is lifestyle? When and how did the concept develop, and what functions does it serve in consumer culture today? How does it relate to parallel concepts like taste, style and identity? This subject frames lifestyle as the site where consumer cult...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-201  Hollywood and Entertainment
    This subject explores developments in the Hollywood film industry from the 1960s to the present. Students should grasp some of the key issues of this period, including the focus on modernist strategies; revisionist approaches; allusionism and the new...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-245  Global Screen Cultures
    This subject introduces students to film and other screen-based media (that may include television, the internet, computer games and mobile media) as objects and commodities of global circulation. It will examine the history of theoretical frameworks...     Semester 1     12.50

    Second Year Optional subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    106-009  Media Histories     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-022  City Cultures
    This subject provides an introduction to a variety of ways in which city cultures have defined and articulated postmodern culture. Students will be introduced to contemporary urban narratives of places and spaces through a focus on city cultures, fro...     Semester 2     12.50

    Capstone Subject


    Compulsory subject for Cinema and Cultural Studies major.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    106-368  Contemporary Cultural Theory     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Second/Third Year Optional

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-307  Love Stories and the Cinema
    This subject is a study of many manifestations of the love story represented in Hollywood, Italian, French, British and Australian cinema. Through detailed close-analysis of a range of films, the subject explores topics such as romantic love, mad lov...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-057  From Rock to Rave: Cultural Formations     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-078  Italian National Cinemas     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    670-351  Italian National Cinemas     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-083  Film Noir: Style and History
    This subject is a close study of film noir texts from Pandora's Box to Lost Highway with emphasis on an evolving noir style. Topics studied will include the silent period; noir and German expressionism; noir horror; classic Hollywood noir of the...     Semester 2     12.50

    670-353  Film Noir: Style and History
    This subject is a close study of film noir texts from Pandora's Box to Lost Highway with emphasis on an evolving noir style. Topics studied will include the silent period; noir and German expressionism; noir horror; classic Hollywood noir of the...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-087  Contemporary Australian Cinema
    Global and national forces have shaped world cinema from its inception in the late nineteenth century. How, then, do we define a national cinema? This subject will examine the various factors that help shape and define the nature of the Australian fi...     Semester 1     12.50

    670-354  Contemporary Australian Cinema
    Global and national forces have shaped world cinema from its inception in the late nineteenth century. How, then, do we define a national cinema? This subject will examine the various factors that help shape and define the nature of the Australian fi...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-240  World Screen: Aesthetics and Politics     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    670-377  World Screen: Aesthetics and Politics     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-258  Game Studies, Entertainment & Cityscape     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-270  The 1950s: Film, Perfection & Propaganda     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    670-388  The 1950s: Film, Perfection & Propaganda     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-014  Hong Kong Cinema     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    670-316  Hong Kong Cinema     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

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