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.
Film and television institutions considers a number of institutionalised and unofficial public and industrial discourses that support contemporary film and television texts and industries. These include industry publicity and marketing; advertising and commercial tie-ins; media coverage of stars and directors; film and television censorship and studio self-regulation; motion picture palaces and suburban multiplexes; film and television reviewing and academic criticism; the impact of television and wide-screen technologies in the fifties; the impact of home video and cable television in the seventies and eighties; and new media technologies in the nineties and beyond.
On the successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Recognise that meaning is not simply an intra-textual property of a particular text but an effect of historically specific extra-textual, material technologies or institutions;
- Demonstrate an understanding of historically specific material technologies of production, distribution, exhibition and reception, in relation to a range of contemporary and historical film and television examples;
- Develop a methodology for investigating the material - social, historical and political - difference of specific national film and television texts and industries.
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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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.