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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will address the emergence of a contemporary relationship between cinema and popular music. Popular music has achieved a status where it can represent a cultural milieu for many people. Today cinema will often deploy music in narratives and pop stars as subjects for films. You will address the way in which filmmakers are turning to music to underscore emotional and narrative structures in cinema. It will connect these developments to the rise of music 'film clips' and videos as vehicles for pop stars. Furthermore, you will look at a range of issues to do with the lengthy and complex interaction between cinema and the cultural history of popular music.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRolando Caputo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjects MST2SFM, MST3SFM & MSS2SFM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions 15 credit points of first-year and 30 credit points of second-year level subjects in Media: screen + sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies. This subject is a compulsory subject for the ABA: major in Media

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Expand ability to research for and through media practices

Class presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Extend level ability to work individually on media projects

Audio visual project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Demonstrate extended knowledge of media genre, aesthetics, and cultural contexts

Essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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