SCREEN + SOUND 3

MSS3SSC

2015

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.

SchoolSchool 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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CST3HFT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Capacity to explain key concepts in screen + sound theory

Activities:
Written summaries of key concepts from lectures and set readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Ability to apply key concepts to a range of screen + sound texts

Activities:
Viewing, listening and applying key concepts to screen and sound texts in tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Ability to evaluate key concepts in the discipline of screen + sound

Activities:
Writing an essay comparing and evaluating key concepts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Develop advanced, transferable skills in research using search engines and databases

Activities:
Tutorial exercises in reading, research and critical thinking: developing a project proposal using these skills
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Acquire advanced skills in the use of social media and digital devices to collaborate and present research

Activities:
Collaborative research project, group presentation, and evaluation, individual report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,200-word group project30 04, 05
1,200-word project proposal30 04
1,600-word essay40 01, 02, 03