SCREEN + SOUND 1: MAKING SENSE OF THE MOVIES

MSS1SSA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn the tools and techniques of screen and sound analysis through the study of a variety of multimodal texts that include films, television series and serials, photography, comic book and graphic novel adaptations, videogames and animation. Students will learn how to apply screen and sound concepts such as mise-en-scene, cinematography, montage, soundtrack, sound design and performance to a variety of screen and sound texts. Students will develop skills of analysis, interpretation and research through critical and creative projects. This subject will address the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCST1IFA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Film Art - An Introduction

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBordwell & Thompson

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMcGraw Hill

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Define and apply the key concepts of screen and sound analysis.
02. Express ideas in a public forum.
03. Structure and communicate responses to a range of screen and sound text.
04. Work as a team member.
05. Creatively apply key concepts of screen and sound analysis.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Class requirements

Lecture/Film Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h lecture/film per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,000-word critical diary Students submit short critical diary posts that include quotations from the readings throughout the semester for formative feedback before submitting a folio of their 5 best posts for summative assessment at the end of the semester.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5
One 1,000-word storyboard assignment Students work in groups to create a storyboard applying concepts that they have learned in the first six weeks of the semester. The storyboards are presented to the class.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
One 1,600-word research essay. Plus 200-word Reference bibliography.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO5