The Film Studies program 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.
See also: Art History, Art Curatorship
Department website: sydney.edu.au/arts/art_history_film/
Dr Richard Smith
Phone: + 61 2 9351 4208
Awards and Requirements
Please refer to the degree resolutions in this Handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses. sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts_PG/coursework/masters/film_studies.shtml
Graduate Certificate in Film Studies
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Film Studies must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.
Graduate Diploma in Film Studies
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Film Studies must complete 36 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.
Master of Film Studies
Candidates for the Master of Film Studies must complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.