Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore ways of knowing and thinking about the world through screen and sound media. Students will evaluate the power of concepts such as frame, window, door, mirror and brain to explain the spectator's relation to real and imaginary worlds on screen. Through viewing and listening exercises, students will investigate how moving images and soundscapes 'think' and make us think. Students will develop projects from a range of topics, such as: virtual reality and avatars; mind-game and puzzle films; CGI and 3-D worlds; subjective and objective viewing and listening and explore of web-based strategies for publishing work.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year and 30 credit points of second-year level subjects from Media: screen + sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies


Incompatible subjects CST3HFT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFilm Theory: An Introduction through the SensesRecommendedThomas, Elsaesser, Malte, HagenerROUTLEDGE, 2010
ReadingsThe Language of New MediaRecommendedLev, ManovichMIT PRESSM, 2001

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
1,200-word group project30
1,200-word project proposal30
1,600-word essay40