6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2019
Screen media form a vibrant, connective tissue in Melbourne's cultural life. From key moments in early cinema, such as the production of the world's first feature film The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), through the broadcast of international sporting events like the Melbourne Olympic Games (1956), and on to a signal institution for screen exhibition and curation such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, there is barely an aspect of Melbourne that is not illuminated by its screen cultures. This unit examines all aspects of Melbourne screen cultures and the institutions that support them, as well as screen-related experiences of the city, tourism, identity and place. In doing so, the unit explores contemporary and historical fiction, documentary and experimental screen forms and representations, alongside the functions and uses of mobile screens, large format screens, and various digital production, exhibition, and distribution screen technologies and institutions. Screen memories and experiences will be captured in both research-based and practice-led approaches.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- articulate how diverse screen cultures are created and represented in the City of Melbourne;
- analyse a variety of key representations of the City of Melbourne on screen;
- identify and explain various digital production, exhibition, and distribution screen technologies and institutions in the City of Melbourne;
- communicate coherent and persuasive arguments in written and audio-visual presentation formats.
Within semester assessment: 100%
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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