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Screen and Cultural Studies

MajorYear: 2019

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Overview

Screen and Cultural Studies is a combined program and students can specialise in either area. The combined program covers the fields of film and popular media; screen histories; Australian, Hollywood, European and Asian cinemas; everyday life; television and entertainment; film genres including avant garde and documentary; computer games; the Internet and the representation of global cultures. The major introduces students to the development and history of film and cultural studies. Theories include film and screen aesthetics; identity and gender; sexuality and spectatorship; media globalization; narrative structures and class ideologies. Students encounter a variety of screen media, net-based and popular cultures; engage cultural texts, sites and practices from a range of interpretive angles, including lifestyle and consumer studies, subcultural studies, and critical studies of sexuality, race and cultural globalization, and; explore their histories, significance and theories that help make sense of how they relate to power, commerce and lived culture today. Through innovative teaching, students in Screen and Cultural Studies encounter new ways of analysing contemporary screen media and culture. Academic staff in the discipline are specialists in screen cultures and media histories; entertainment cultures; gender, race and sexulaity; postcolonialism and migration; European and Asian cinemas; cultural policy, and; media archaeology.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this major will:

  • apply critical and analytical skills and methods of Screen Studies and Cultural Studies to identify and resolve problems within complex changing social and cultural contexts;
  • develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of Screen Studies and Cultural Studies as disciplines;
  • apply an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • articulate the relationship between diverse forms of knowledge that are specific to Screen Studies and Cultural Studies to understand the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them;
  • develop a foundation of relevant historical knowledge, methodological capacity and theoretical competency in Screen Studies and Cultural Studies in order to apply this knowledge and experience to a broad range of professional and disciplinary contexts;
  • work with independence, self- reflection and creativity to meet goals and challenges in the workplace and personal life;
  • appreciate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge, while also recognizing the significance of the disciplinary skills particular to Screen Studies and Cultural Studies.

Structure

100 credit points

Screen and Cultural studies is available as both a major and minor sequence.

A major sequence is made up of the following:

Major

Level 1

25 points of study made up of:

and one of

  • SCRN10001 Introduction to Screen Studies
  • CULS10005 Media, Identity and Everyday Life

Level 2

  • 37.5 points of level 2 Screen & Cultural Studies subjects

Level 3

  • 25 points of level 3 Screen & Cultural Studies subjects
  • Compulsory capstone subject CICU30012 Contemporary Film and Cultural Theory

Total 100 points

A minor sequence is made up of the following:

Minor

25 points of study made up of:

and one of

  • SCRN10001 Introduction to Screen Studies
  • CULS10005 Media, Identity and Everyday Life

Level 2

  • 25 points of level 2 Screen & Cultural Studies subjects

Level 3

  • 25 points of level 3 Screen & Cultural Studies subjects

Total 75 points

Subject Options

Level 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
SCRN10001 Introduction to Screen Studies
Semester 1
12.5
CULS10005 Media, Identity and Everyday Life
Semester 2
12.5

Level 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CULS20016 Media Histories
Semester 1
12.5
CULS20015 Rock to Rave
Semester 1
12.5
SCRN20011 Hollywood and Entertainment
Semester 1
12.5
CULS20014 Television, Lifestyle & Consumer Culture
Semester 2
12.5
SCRN20013 Australian Film and Television
Semester 2
12.5
SCRN20014 Ensemble Filmmaking, Art and Industry
Semester 2
12.5

Level 3

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CULS30004 Thinking Sex
Semester 1
12.5
CULS30002 Asian Cinema and Media
Semester 1
12.5
SCRN30001 Art Cinema and the Love Story
Semester 1
12.5
CULS30003 City Cultures
Semester 2
12.5
SCRN30005 The Digital Screenscape
Semester 2
12.5
SCRN30004 Film Noir: History and Sexuality
Semester 2
12.5

Level 3 Capstone Subject

Compulsory subject for Screen and Cultural Studies major

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CICU30012 Contemporary Film and Cultural Theory
Semester 2
12.5

Links

http://www.culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/study/screen-cultural

Last updated: 1 May 2019