Film Genres and National Cinemas

University of Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film Genres and National Cinemas

  • Host University

    University of Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Art, Art History, Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Nations are like movies: they are the result of complex imaginings. To what extent have nations been imagined through movies, and have movies been affected by national imaginings? This unit of study takes Hollywood as a starting point to examine the evolving relation of national cinemas and film genres. A national case study - for instance, Australian cinema - will be studied to identify and analyse some of the complexities of the relation of film genres and national audiences.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.