This course will provide knowledge and expertise in film analysis for anyone interested in film or a career in film review. This online unit, provided by OUA and Griffith University, is open to anyone, and can be credited towards a Bachelor of Journalism or a Bachelor of Public Relations.
The unit covers the techniques filmmakers use to build narratives and create meaning in cinema. You will learn to recognise a range of film styles and techniques including mise en scene, cinematography, editing and sound.
You will also analyse how different technical approaches to film can be used to develop differing styles and narratives. You will then go on to evaluate ideas and analysis from professional film critics to gain the knowledge and skills required to offer your own considered critiques of film.
Anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this communication and arts unit, the topics you will study include:
Film style: mse en scene; cinematography; sound; editing
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Diploma of Journalism, Griffith University
Diploma of Public Relations, Griffith University
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
This unit will prepare you for a career in film and television by providing you with a comprehensive understanding of language tools, narrative structure and film techniques.
You will learn to identify and analyse a range of screen techniques and styles, and become adept at evaluating film techniques like sound, cinematography and editing, while understanding the nuance of performance. Upon completion of this course you will be able to intelligently analyse and review film and television.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introduction to Screen Analysis from Griffith University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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