This course aims to help students improve their capacity to utilise the main types of media and to heighten their appreciation of media in its many forms. The course may be taken as a Major or a Minor course and is delivered in the following units.
- History and Development of Film
- News and Current Affairs
- Film Genres and Cultures
HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF FILM
In this unit students will investigate the historical development of film as an entertainment and art form. Students will analyse narrative techniques plus codes and conventions of film. Students will use film conventions in practical productions.
NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
Students will undertake a wide range of news and/or current affairs stories and produce them according to the guidelines of the chosen media and target audience. Students will work individually and in groups to create news broadcasts, both in the studio and on location.
FILM GENRES AND CULTURES
This unit examines film genres or film cultures, including significant films and directors from genres of film cultures. In addition students will study the established production techniques and styles of particular genres and or film cultures through practical production.
This unit examines the nature of and concepts related to traditional and computer assisted animation. Students will view, examine and criticise a range of animated films, study animation production and processes and produce short animated films.