|Semester 1, 2020 Online|
|Short Description:||OzFilm Image Industry(Masters)|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||100700 - Communication & Media Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Kelly McWilliam
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MARA
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Based on the Communication and Media Studies field, this course has been designed to prepare educated persons in Australia to make meaningful contributions to a better and wider understanding of the history of Australian cinema. Students who have successfully completed this course will have an appropriate base of understanding and skills to enhance their work and social lives as well as their postgraduate study and research.
CMS8006 OzFilm: Image and Industry is a course in the Master of Arts (MARA) and Master of Professional Communication (Communication & Media Studies), and in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree. The course offers text and industry studies of Australian mainstream films from the pioneering period of the late 1800s to the present day, with special emphasis on the so-called "New Wave" period of Australian cinema in the 1970s and 1980s. The course theorises Australian cinema as expressing cultural iconicities that are frequently in commercial competition with foreign - especially Hollywood - films. The course critically examines both textual and institutional issues in the context of the perennial Australian dream of a robust, critically respectable and commercially profitable national cinema. Students will enhance their research skills while considering these aspects of Australian cinematic history.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- define and discuss critically the intertwining creative and financial problems of the historical Australian film industry;
- demonstrate specialised knowledge to identify and discuss critically the theoretic, industrial and contextual origins of Australian New Wave cinema;
- demonstrate advanced and integrated research skills to conduct textual analyses of New Wave Australian films.
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=01&subject1=CMS8006)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ESSAY 1 (3000 WORDS)||100||40||07 Apr 2020|
|ESSAY 2 (4000 WORDS)||100||60||30 May 2020|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
On-campus: It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.