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CMS8006 OzFilm: Image and Industry (Masters)

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MARA


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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022