6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. As this is a third-year level unit, it is recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed at least one second-year level unit in Film and screen studies.
The unit will provide students with an opportunity to apply disciplinary practices of criticism in an audio-visual mode. It will expose students to a range of strategies of screen criticism, including mise-en-scene criticism and cinephilia and include a major practical project in audio-visual criticism ideally undertaken in groups. It will also involve a scholarly reflective exercise on the audio visual project experience as it relates to contemporary theories on criticism and screen-based media.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- translate a range of critical approaches in film and television to an audio-visual work;
- explain the complex relationship between film and television criticism, theory and practice;
- research, develop and present a critical work utilising audio-visual editing software applications;
- engage in discussion of texts, theories and arguments in seminar environments both in the classroom and online.
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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