Film Studies Postgraduate Coursework Program
The Master of Film Studies course focuses on the study of film, film culture, film criticism and film history. You will study the work of specific filmmakers, periods of film history, the relation of film to literature, the course of certain essential questions regarding the film image (such as its ‘inherent realism’), and its relation to the digital image. Film is a global form, which is reflected in the ambitions of this program. Our units take into account the changing nature of the film image, and recognise that film is now a significant presence (as an art object or archival object) in art galleries and museums as well as in cinemas. Additionally, it will be seen that film intersects with other media and communications images.
The Master of Film Studies degree requires the satisfactory completion of:
8 units of study (48 credit points) including 4 core units of study (24cp) and 4 elective units of study (24cp).
The remaining units of study are chosen from the list of approved electives, or undertaken in a relevant or related field, subject to the approval of the academic coordinator.
Core Units on offer in 2013
- ARHT6925 Cinematographic Performance
- ARHT6930 Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture
- ARHT6939 The Documentary Film
- ARHT6940 Editing the Moving Image
- USSC6919 American Film and Hollywood
- ARIN6903 Exploring Digital Cultures
- ARIN6914 Remixable Media (Summer School Unit)
- ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
- ASNS6905 Asian Popular Culture
- ASNS6908 Media Industries in East Asia
- ENGL6969 Writers at Work: Screenwriters
- EUST6901 European Cinema & National Identities
- GCST5905 Identity Place and Culture
- MECO6906 Literary Journalism: History and Theory
- WMST6903 Gender, Media and Consumer Cultures
- ARHT6920 Dissertation Part 1*
- ARHT6921 Dissertation Part 2*
*Department permission required. Available to Master of Film Studies candidates only.
Please discuss your proposed topic for the dissertation with the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolling in these units of study.
Candidates electing to undertake a dissertation (12cp) must prepare a research proposal and discuss their topic with the academic coordinator prior to enrolling. Approval is subject to the department's discretion and the availability of an appropriate academic supervisor. The dissertation is normally undertaken over two semesters and comprises research and writing toward a project of approximately 12,000 words.
The Graduate Diploma of Film Studies requires completion of 36 credit points including 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.
The Graduate Certificate requires completion of 24 credit points including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.
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