COMM587 Screen Adaptations: Rewiring the Text

Updated: 21 October 2016
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions COMM387
Notes

offered in odd-numbered years

Combined Units COMM387 - Screen Adaptations: Rewiring the Text
Coordinator(s) Yvonne Griggs (ygriggs@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Screen adaptations form a vital part of the cinematic and televisual landscape. This unit explores the creative and industrial processes at work in the adaptation of a wide variety of texts to screen by examining their transformation from one medium, genre or cultural/production context to another. It considers how such processes shape the narrative for the new audience. It asks the question, "What is involved in the successful adaptation of a story destined for visual consumption?", and engages students in the practice of textual transformation as well as the analysis of existing adaptations.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Independent research project (written) and video tape presentation pitch (oral).

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 5

Compulsory Assignment 2 60% 3000
Assessment Notes

Comparative Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge of a diverse range of cinematic and televisual texts;
  2. identify and reflect upon a wide range of approaches to the study of screen adaptation and apply sophisticated understanding of processes related to the adaptation of text to screen;
  3. undertake independent, in-depth research and generate sustained evaluation of cinematic/televisual texts;
  4. engage with complex debates related to the study of screen adaptation; and
  5. interpret, communicate and present complex ideas and arguments, using disciplinary conventions of academic writing about media and communications.