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Screen Culture and Aesthetics 1 (FLTV10009)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeFLTV10009
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Screen Culture and Aesthetics 1 is the study of screen culture and history with a particular emphasis on critical study for practical filmmakers. Through lectures, discussion and screenings, students are introduced to the main canons and genres of cinema; the codes, conventions and narrative structures, from the silent era to contemporary cinema. Through exploring a diverse range of cinematic approaches and styles, the work of cinema innovators is highlighted. Students apply their knowledge by reflecting critically on their own production work and the work of fellow students.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• demonstrate an awareness of the narrative tradition and development of genres in film history;
• interpret and critically analyse films;
• critically and constructively review their own and peers’ screen production work in the context of the broader history of screen culture.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems;
• develop positive self-critical and peer review skills;
• begin to develop a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment;
• communicate in oral and written form;
• demonstrate critical and analytical skills;
• express ideas and theories;
• participate in group discussions in a positive manner;
• be open-minded in receiving positive creative input from material not of the students’ taste.

Eligibility and requirements




Screenwriting Practices 1B (for BFA Screenwriting students)

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FLTV10015 Screenwriting Practices 1B
Semester 2

Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

Assessment is continuous and based on the following:

  • Screen Culture Essay (2000 words); exam period - 50%
  • Oral presentation (20 minutes); end of semester, 45%
  • Workshop Participation; ongoing, 5%

Late submission

  • Unless an extension has been granted, for essays/assignments submitted after the due date, the mark a student is awarded for their work will be reduced by 10% for each day the work is late. Using electronic submission means work may be submitted on any day.
  • Unless an extension has been granted, assignments submitted later than 5 working days (or 1 week if due on a weekend) after the due date will not be marked, and will receive no marks.

Hurdle requirements

  • Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorAngie Black
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours47 hours - 4 hr lectures / screenings weekly (weeks 1 – 10); and 1 x 7hr review seminar at semester close
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

136 hours

Further information

Last updated: 18 July 2019