With dozens of creatives required to make even a low-budget feature film, the nature of film as a medium is essentially and necessarily collaborative. How then have we come to recognise certain directors as the sole creators of a film’s vision?
The Auteur: Great Directors (previously known as Screen Analysis 2) examines auteur theory, how it came about and how it has shaped our understanding of film as the product of a single person.
Including a close study of the industry’s most celebrated directors, this unit examines the way each director adds their individual, recognisable signature to a film, and their impact on cinema culture.
Jointly offered by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, this unit will provide you with an improved understanding of film aesthetics and familiarise you with leading critical theories relating to the concept of the auteur.
Anyone can apply, although you must have completed prior level 1 studies in communication.
Areas of study
In this Communication Studies unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction: the idea of the auteur/Howard Hawks I
Howard Hawks II
Coen Brothers I
Coen Brothers II
Wes Anderson I
Wes Anderson II
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will give you a strong critical and theoretical framework that will be of benefit when pursuing further study in film or media. The unit will also improve your ability to undertake a close reading of texts and a greater understanding of cinema culture and film analysis.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in The Auteur: Great Directors 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 may be 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 a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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