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Human Rights on Screen (CICU50001)

Graduate coursework level 5Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework Level 5
Subject codeCICU50001
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Human Rights on the Screen will allow students to investigate the unique ways that visual cultures present and intervene in human rights issues of concern to local and global communities. It will also explore the relationship between human rights and animal ethics. This subject will offer students real world opportunities to become involved with Human Rights arts and film festivals and to create their own moving image projects (eg. a short film, a virtual community, a promotional campaign, a blog or website) and to curate and organise projects for not for profit organisations in response to current real world situations.

This subject offers students opportunities to create visual media and research projects within a real world context. Human Rights on the Screen will be open to all students within the Cultural Management masters programs.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand the historical, cultural and theoretical context of human rights issues and think creatively about artistic process and how screen practices address these issues;
  • Develop skills of written, oral and visual communication, communicate views intelligibly and effectively;
  • Demonstrate a capacity for advanced research and communication skills; and
  • Appreciate the history of Human Rights campaigns and identify contemporary developments in moving image technologies and their potential to create change.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • the ability to define areas of inquiry and create relevant methods of research in the preparation of both visual projects and essays;
  • the ability to conceptualise theoretical problems, form judgements and arguments and communicate critically, creatively and theoretically through essay writing, seminar discussion and presentations;
  • the ability to demonstrate highly developed skills in oral and visual presentations;
  • the ability tocommunicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay writing and seminar discussion; and
  • the ability to participate productively in team work through involvement in syndicate groups and group discussions.

Last updated: 16 August 2017