Film in the Media Landscape

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film in the Media Landscape

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Mass Communications, Radio - Television - Film, Telecommunications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    24 units of credit in the Film Studies stream or 24 units of credit in the Media, Culture and Technology stream

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This course examines the shifting place of film in the media landscape by tracing the ways that film has responded to and archived its interactions with other mechanical and electronic media (including radio, TV, the turntable, the telephone, and digital capture and synthesis). By examining the history of media convergences, it thereby places "new" new media in a broader historical framework. The course examinhs how individualefilms, genres, and formations of cinema have addressed residual, emergent, and dominant media through their formal and stylistic elements, thematic concerns, and exhibition practices. By comparing different forms of moving image media, the course also explores how practices of archiving media texts and technologies through various storage media shape understandings of time and historical change.
    The course is structured around three key topics:
    (1) history of forms of media convergence,
    (2) residual and obsolete media,
    (3) media times and historiography.

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.


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