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On completion of this course, students will be able to:1) Identify differences in style between and among mainstream cinema and its alternative counterparts.2) Analyse the degree to which alternative cinemas challenge dominant cultural assumptions regarding the construction of social and national identities.3) Identify ways in which technological innovation has influenced the production, marketing, and exhibition of independent cinemas.4) Explain how the economic infrastructures underpinning the production, marketing and exhibition of various independent cinemas compare and contrast with Hollywood’s industrial model. 5) Demonstrate the ability to conduct independent, discipline-specific research and to cite that research using an appropriate documentation system.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Journal: Short creative reflection||Week 12||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||No||
|Essay: Mid-term essay||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Final Essay||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Students will give one presentation during the semester and engage in class discussion.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Global feedback to the entire class will be delivered in a lecture after assessed components. Students will also have an opportunity to meet with lecturer during scheduled personal feedback sessions during the term, as well as by personal appointment during weekly consultation hours, especially in lead up to final assignment.