Graduate Diploma in Arts (Cinema and Cultural Studies)

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  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma in Arts (Cinema and Cultural Studies)
  • Course description
    Cinema and Cultural Studies embraces a broad field including studies of popular media and screen culture; Australian, Hollywood and art house cinema; everyday life, television and entertainment; consumption; computer games; the Internet; and global cultures. The specialisation offers subjects which are concerned with questions of media histories and narrative structures, film and screen aesthetics, identity and gender, sexuality and spectatorship, and class and ideology. Students encounter a variety of screen media, net-based cultures and popular cultures in order to consider their histories, their cultural significance, and theories that help make sense of how they relate to power, commerce and lived culture today. Through innovative teaching, students in Cinema and Cultural Studies encounter new ways of interpreting and analysing contemporary media and culture. Academic staff in the discipline are specialists in screen cultures and media histories; entertainment cultures; gender and sexuality; postcolonialism, European cinemas, cultural policy and media technologies.

    Students who complete a specialisation 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 to produce conceptually and empirically informed accounts of cinema and contemporary culture;
        * Develop analytical and creative skills in relation to cinema and cultural studies.

    Structure & Available Subjects:    

    A specialisation in Cinema and Cultural Studies in the Graduate Diploma of Arts consists of:
    Level 1

        * 12.5 points of Level 1 Cinema and Cultural Studies subjects

    Level 2

        * 37.5 points of level 2 Cinema & Cultural Studies subjects

    Level 3

        * 37.5 points of level 3 Cinema & Cultural Studies subjects
        * Compulsory subject Contemporary Film and Cultural Theory (12.5 points)

    Total 100 points

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