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This subject introduces students to some of the major theoretical traditions in the field and considers these with a contemporary and future focus. Emphasis on historical, textual, ethnographic, institutional and other theories will be grounded in examinations of various contemporary screen examples and cultural case studies. This combination of theoretical traditions and contemporary approaches will allow students to apply their knowledge and skills to a range of diverse, real world projects. By apprehending diverse theoretical frameworks, students will be given opportunities to explore some of the significant challenges of the cultures we inhabit. This subject will also allow students to consider a range of ways of extending their degrees into research and professional pathways.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of the subject, students should have:
- an understanding of the basic approaches of the major theoretical traditions in Cinema and Cultural Studies as they relate to Australian film;
- developed the analytical skills and methodological confidence to produce small-scale studies of contemporary cinema and cultural practices;
- an appreciation of the analytical scope and theoretical importance of the study of contemporary cinema and culture; and
- a familiarity with the development and history of global Australian cinema.
Last updated: 29 April 2020