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MDIA 3313 - Asian Film Studies

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Assessment: Tutorial participation and planning 10%, Weekly online short answer task & quiz 20%, Minor research essay 20%, Country-specific media report 50%

Asian Film Studies focuses on cinematic output from the Asian region -an increasing force in global media production - to develop understandings of the particular modes of popular screen media content emerging from Asia. The course identifies the growing body of film studies literature that focuses on Asia's changing engagement with the cinema. It draws on ideas of cultural and geographic proximity to illustrate the increasingly dynamic sphere of Pan-Asian collaboration in film production and distribution. The course also investigates Australian involvement in the Asian film industry through co-productions, shooting locations, funding agreements and as a post-production hub. Themes of localisation, nationalism and globalisation are explored within the context of popular cinema and its links to television, and digital media forms. The course includes video production activities aimed toward a better understanding of the cinematic techniques and amateur styles found in Asian film.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10565 SG01 35 4 5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 2pm - 5pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 28 May Thursday 2pm - 5pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
10914 SG02 35 8 3 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 9am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 9 Jun Tuesday 9am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room