From Silent to Sound Cinema (ARHT2652)

UNIT OF STUDY

Examining cinema as a manifestation of modernity, this unit of study contextualizes early film as art, commodity, industry, institution and mass production of the senses. It introduces students to the study of the history and aesthetics of silent cinema, including major genres such as melodrama and slapstick, and the impacts of the transition to sound.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x1000wd group presentation (20%), 1x1000wd journal (20%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites

(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)

Prohibitions

ARHT2052

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.