Film, Television and Screen Genres

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film, Television and Screen Genres

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    KPB113. KPB113 can be studied in the same teaching period as KPB112

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Genre is an important concept for creators of film, television, and screen productions; for distributors; and for audiences. Screen genres continue to evolve in response to technological, industrial, entertainment, and cultural imperatives in the contemporary digital media environment. It is therefore important to consider similarities, differences, and connections between related screen genres.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of narrative-based genre codes and conventions, of the ways genres are used in the screen industries, and of how audiences interact with genres.
    2. Identify and analyse specific technological, industrial, social, and cultural aspects of screen genres.
    3. Use written language to communicate investigations into screen genres and communicate these insights to an audience.

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