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Australian Theatre, Film and Learning - EDUF3034

Year - 2019

This unit of study examines the Australian identity through an exploration of Australian film, theatre, and television traditional formats and new digital content and delivery platforms. The unit focuses on young Australian playwrights, performers and filmmakers, and the range of learning that takes place through young people's engagement in, and appreciation of, theatre, film, television and digital content. A variety of genre, formats and delivery are critically examined against the backdrop of Australian historical and sociological perspectives. Critical analysis is undertaken, not only through deconstructing Australian films and plays, but also through constructing digital content, using smart phone video application. Australian Theatre, Film and Learning goes behind the scenes, with intimate access to leading theatre and film industry experts as guest speakers, with opportunities to see Australian non-traditional and traditional performance and theatre first hand, through exciting field trips. In examining Australian plays, television and films as cultural artifacts, perceptions of Australian identity are challenged with a particular focus on the works of Australian Indigenous, multicultural and female creatives. Students enrolled in this unit will incur a levy to cover any additional costs.

Classes
1x2-hr lecture/wk for 11 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 11 wks, 3x field trips

Assessment
1x2000wd film essay (40%), 1x2000wd theatre essay (40%), 1x digital project (20%)

Pre-requisites

42 credit points of units

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Intensive January

07 Jan 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 25 Jan 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Intensive February

21 Jan 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 15 Feb 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Intensive June

27 May 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 14 Jun 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Jen Scott Curwood
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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