SCREEN + SOUND 3: REALISM, ILLUSION AND WONDER IN THE CINEMA

MSS3SSC

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

MSS3SSC Screen +Sound 3 is a capstone subject in which 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 and critically investigate the material ecologies of film production and consumption. Through viewing and listening exercises, students will investigate how moving images and soundscapes 'think' and make us think and explore some of the ways in which they will be able to contribute to future sustainable artistic practice that is informed by an ecological sensibility. 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; distracted viewers and attentive listeners, the eco-politics of Hollywood and its alternatives, representations of landscape and national identity and ecological utopias and dystopias. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCST3HFT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Ecocinema: Theory and Practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorStephen Rust

Year2012

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PublisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS

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The Language of New Media

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLev Manovich

Year2001

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PublisherMIT PRESSM

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Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorThomas Elsaesser, Malte Hagener

Year2010

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PublisherROUTLEDGE

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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. Extend capacity to explain key concepts in screen + sound theory
02. Expand ability to apply key concepts to a range of screen + sound texts
03. Demonstrate ability to evaluate key concepts in the discipline of screen + sound that are informed by an ecological sensibility
04. Extend advanced, transferable skills in research using search engines, databases, social media and digital devices.
05. Extend ability to work both collaboratively and individually on media projects.
06. Extend awareness of creative and flexible approaches to sustainable media practices.

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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 2.00 h lecture/film per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1,200-word group project Students will work collaboratively on an AV project that advances an argument about one of the topics examined in this subject. This AV project will be presented to the class.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
1,000-word online blog Students will submit short written blog pieces in response to the ideas explored each week for the first 8 weeks.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
1,600-word essay or Published blog Students can choose between writing an essay or creating a blog with shorter pieces of writing that discuss a selection of the topics discussed in this subject.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6