ACF320 - The Australian Moving Image

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Victoria Duckett
Previously:

AAM219/AAM319

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week and 1 x 2-hour seminar per week, 1 x 2-hour online screening (x 9-weeks) and 1 x 2-hour screening (x 2-weeks)

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week, 1 x 2-hour online screening per week

Content

This unit is an exploration of Australian cinema with a particular focus on the dynamic relationship between screen culture and the changing patterns of Australian community, identity, and the fabric of everyday life. The unit especially considers how competing ideas of national identity are negotiated through the diverse practices and activities of Australian screen culture. In addition to engaging with these processes of contemporary Australian cinema, students will also look at filmmaking methods and techniques through chosen films.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Identify and describe the complex relationships within Australian cinema across the screen culture and film production industries

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Critically analyse the relevance and relationships of Australian screen culture to the contemporary cultural landscape

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Develop and demonstrate generic and thematic links between key Australian films with reference to the historical and cultural contexts in which they circulate

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO1

Develop and demonstrate sound techniques in focused research, creative and critical thinking and communication

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 - Seminar Presentation

2000 word equivalent 50% Information not yet available

Assessment 2

- Written Essay 

Or

- Audio-Visual Essay

2000 words

Or

4-5 minutes, (2000 words equivalent)

50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ACF320
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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