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This subject responds to the growing body of work produced by contemporary Indigenous artists who use photography, computer-generated new media and film to engage audiences and address issues. It introduces students to the history of representation of Indigenous peoples in Australia by presenting an overview of the key events, issues, innovations and international comparisons, combined with contemporary case studies. The realities of filmmaking and television production are explored through an examination of funding, access and policy issues. How are Indigenous film, television and new media fostered? What techniques and devices are employed in their promotion and distribution? Finally, engaging with practitioners and industry professionals will provide students with valuable insight into current developments in the field.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- recognise the work of specific artists and explain them in relation to their social and political context;
- research through the competent use of the library and other information sources, and be able to define areas of inquiry and methods of research in the preparation of essays;
- conduct independent research using catalogued sources and bibliographical indexes;
- develop their ability to think creatively and express their ideas clearly in written communication; and
- develop their skills in verbal communication and oral presentation.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- be able to research through the competent use of the library and other information sources and be able to define areas of inquiry and methods of research in the preparation of essays;
- be able to conceptualise theoretical problems, form judgements and arguments and communicate critically, creatively and theoretically through essay writing, tutorial discussion and presentations
- be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay writing and tutorial discussion;
- be able to manage and organise workloads for recommended reading, the completion of essays and assignments and examination revision; and
- be able to participate in team work through involvement in syndicate groups and group discussions
Last updated: 3 November 2022