SCREEN CRITICISM

MSS3FCR

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Screen Criticism is an EBL (Enquiry based learning) subject about writing, talking about, editing, practicing and publishing screen criticism. In this subject students will analyse historical and contemporary issues about screen criticism, critics and their approach to writing, case studies of critics as well as case studies of individual films. Great emphasis is placed on writing (and rewriting); students must be prepared to write frequently, to discuss writing in detail, and to analyse and workshop their own essays and those of their colleagues.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents will be assigned a series of writing exercises over the semester in which they will be invited to experiement with a range of approaches. These essays will be workshopped by the group. One of the writing exercises will require sustained research on a screen critic. Once submitted these essays will be discussed by small groups and then the large group. Each writing exercise will require different problem solving approaches. Different strategies will be presented in the seminar through lecture and group discussion. Students will workshop each other's essays in groups and provide feedback to the small group and then the larger group. Students will form panels, work collaboratively with other members of the panel, and individual group members will present critical screen criticism to the group in an oral form.

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PrerequisitesN/A

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Incompatible subjectsCST2FCR

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Readings

Projections 8: Filmmakers on Filmmaking

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorBoorman, John & Walter Donohue

Year1998

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PublisherLONDON: FABER & FABER

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Mise en Scene is dead: or the expressive, the excessive, the technical and the stylish

Resource TypePrereading

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AuthorMartin, Adrian

Year1992

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PublisherCONTINUUM

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The Wizard of Oz

Resource TypePrereading

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AuthorRushdie, Salman

Year1992

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PublisherLONDON: BFI

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Write several works of publishable screen criticism on a range of film and television text, experimenting with different approaches.
02. Carry out research on screen critics and criticism involving sustained independent enquiry.
03. Identify, analyse and evaluate sources, arguments and evidence on a range of screen texts, and screen criticism topics and debates
04. Workshop essays in small and large group, showing abilities to listen, contribute and lead effectively.
05. Ability to collaborate with colleagues to develop presentations on screen texts and communicate these ideas in a public forum.
06. Expand on web development skills, and explore web-based publishing possibilities.

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