Film Style and Genre

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film Style and Genre

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject provides students with an introduction to film history and film aesthetics. Through screening and analysis of Hollywood, independent, and art cinema, students develop an understanding and appreciation of film as an art form. Students watch, discuss, and critique a wide selection of some of the greatest films of all-time, learning characteristics of film narrative, film style, and genres (such as horror films, musicals, and science-fiction) and how these characteristics are shaped by social, economic, and technological changes.

    Learning Objectives
    1. To identify specific elements of film form and interpret meaning.
    2. To analyse the characteristics of narrative form, screen styles and genres of films within the context of screen theory and aesthetics.
    3. To undertake research projects in screen studies.
    4. To provide students with a theoretical framework for the operation of screen narrative and the way it is influenced by historical, social, economic and technological elements.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.