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CMS4006 OzFilm: Image and Industry

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or MSTA


CMS4006 OzFilm: Image and Industry is a course in the 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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 Online