COMM101 Screen Media

Updated: 19 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Yvonne Griggs (
Unit Description

Taking as its starting point the prevalence of diverse media in everyday life, this unit focuses mainly on screen media. It explores the creative language of film and television and introduces a range of terms for studying genres and the art of storytelling in audio-visual media. Case studies may include the art of short film, feature film and documentary, and the changing content and ways of watching television. The unit provides a foundation of methods and skills for researching and studying screen media in varied forms and contexts.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate knowledge of a range of screen media, genres and techniques;
  2. demonstrate understanding of, and ability to apply, critical terms and approaches for analysing screen representations in their cultural contexts;
  3. gather and evaluate information through structured research to inform screen analysis; and
  4. communicate ideas and arguments coherently, using appropriate disciplinary forms and conventions of academic writing.