Course Title: Genre Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6045

Course Title: Genre Analysis

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 136.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

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Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide students with the skills and techniques necessary to research, analyse and review a wide range of film to identify genre storylines, opening scenes and present the findings in an industry-accepted oral and written form.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Introduction to Screenwriting
Writing for Film

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBM394 Genre Analysis

Learning Outcomes

Students are required to:
- Evaluate the main characteristics of key film genre.
- Construct film reviews in acceptable industry format and style.
- Originate storylines and opening scenes to genre requirements.
- Produce oral and written presentations/papers appropriate to industry forum.

Overview of Assessment

Written assignment A1 40%
Research assignment A1 10%
Written assignment B1 40%
Research assignment B1 10%