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FITV11-130: Film Style & Genre


This subject provides students with an introduction to film history and film aesthetics. Through screening and analysis of Hollywood, independent, and art cinema, students develop an understanding and appreciation of film as an art form. Students watch, discuss, and critique a wide selection of some of the greatest films of all-time, learning characteristics of film narrative, film style, and genres (such as horror films, musicals, and science-fiction) and how these characteristics are shaped by social, economic, and technological changes.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. To identify specific elements of film form and interpret meaning.
2. To analyse the characteristics of narrative form, screen styles and genres of films within the context of screen theory and aesthetics.
3. To undertake research projects in screen studies.
4. To provide students with a theoretical framework for the operation of screen narrative and the way it is influenced by historical, social, economic and technological elements.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019