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 ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesResearch and write an essay with references and bibliography. Actively participate in discussions in lectures and tutorials. Present storyboard project to class collaboratively in groups. Tutorial discussions. Writing an online critical diary with regular posts throughout the semester that receive formative feedback. Storyboard assignment devised and presented in teams. Design, produce and present storyboard assignment.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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


Film Art - An Introduction

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBordwell & Thompson



PublisherMcGraw Hill


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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

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), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Class requirements

Lecture/FilmWeek: 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.

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


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/AOtherIndividualNo25 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/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

One 1,600-word research essay. Plus 200-word Reference bibliography.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO5