Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 333
Subject Name Hollywood and Beyond: Film festival and genre in global context
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12CP at 200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence MACS333 CST 333
Assessment 1. Assignment: Screenplay rewrite and reflection 35% 2. Professional Task: Festival pitch, marketing and materials 35% 3. Essay: Festival catalogue essay 30%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Nicola Evans
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Nicola Evans
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject explores the cultural and political meanings of film genres in the global marketplace. We explore the migration of genres from Hollywood to Europe, focusing on key Hollywood genres such as crime, comedy, melodrama and the western. We also look at East West dialogues, such as American remakes of Japanese horror, or Chinese adoption of the Western blockbuster model. For the final project students create the program for a film festival, collaborating to choose and research a genre and theme, and to design the marketing, venue and activities


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will have:
1. Have developed an understanding of the concept of genre and its aesthetic, social and political uses
2. Have improved skills in visual literacy and the analysis of cinema from different cultures
3. Have honed presentational abilities and collaborative skills through a group project to design and pitch a film festival


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