Course Title: Asian Cinemas

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Asian Cinemas

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM1035

City Campus

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

COMM1035

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

COMM2489

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet2 2017

Course Coordinator: Vikrant Kishore

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3742

Course Coordinator Email: vikrant.kishore@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will introduce you to a broad spectrum of Asian cinemas reflecting various aspects of film culture. The focus of the course is on film history, genre, national cinema and authorship studies, to contrast styles and themes found within and between different Asian cinemas.

The course will address the following questions, amongst others: What, if anything, constitutes a national or regional cinema? Is there something distinctive that defines Asian cinema? How do Asian cinemas respond to the aesthetics and economics of ‘Hollywood’ cinema?
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the features, themes and genres of specific Asian cinemas.
  • Critically discuss the historical background and development of specific cinemas of the Asian region.
  • Analyse the cinema of several countries in terms of aspects of their domestic political, economic and cultural context.
  • Compare and contrast the works of major Asian filmmakers.
  • Interpret and critically discuss aspects of the film style, "language" and aesthetics of specific Asian cinemas.


Program Learning Outcomes

If you are enrolled in this course as a contextual studies course you will develop the following program learning outcome:

  • Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.


For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication - Professional Communication (BP222SIM), you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on professional communication in both local and international contexts


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include written and oral reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment