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69/100

Learning Materials ( 66.3 )
Learning Activities ( 78.3 )
Blackboard Management ( 66.7 )
Course Content ( 76.7 )
Course Structure ( 66 )
Contact Availability ( 76.7 )
Course Difficulty ( 52.3 )

Reviews (3)

Anonymous
   
MSTU1001 – Introduction to Film & Television Studies 53.1

Overall it is an enjoyable and fairly easy course and I had really great tutor who made the tutorials entertaining. The screenings/lectures ran extremely late though so for many of us relying on public transport it was not possible to attend them. Since they are not recorded at all this did make things more difficult. You should also keep in mind with this course that although the assessment appears quite straight-forward and easy it is marked very harshly (more harshly than any other course I've taken). Overall it's enjoyable but I wouldn't take it as an elective/gpa booster due to the marking.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2017

Your program/major

Communications

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No

Is the textbook necessary?

No

Positives
  • Fun tutorials
  • Interesting content
Negatives
  • Harsh marking
Posted on November 30, 2017 1:28 am
Anonymous
   
MSTU1001 – Introduction to Film & Television Studies 82.4

I found that this course was very entertaining and a great introduction to film and TV. The majority of movies screened were really good but there were a select few that were really hard to get through (but that's only an extreme few). The course is really clear cut with a certain focus each week: the first half of the course focuses on film techniques and the second half going into broader concepts. You don't have to go to lectures or the movie screenings but it's always nice to see the lecturer dress up as characters from the movie screenings like the Bride from Kill Bill.

The assessment was a hit and miss with me. Though all of them were straightforward, I found that the storyboard and the essay questions were limiting. The storyboard guidelines seem to vary year to year but when I took the course, I found it limited my creativity. Also, since it's a partner project, make sure you're on the same page. Other than that, I found the assessment quite reasonable and unlike the previous review, I think the assessment was marked appropriately. Though they were correct in that you need to use the terminology correctly to get good marks.

There's an emphasis on films but you do get the occasional mention of television shows. Also, the course is focused on the theoretical side so if you want to do more practical things, the closest you'll get is doing the storyboard assessment. Overall, the course is enjoyable to take and the lecturers and tutors are engaging and friendly. Definitely recommend for film lovers and those interested in the field.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2015

Your program/major

Bachelor of Arts

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No

Is the textbook necessary?

Yes

Positives
  • Great choice in films
  • Engaging and entertaining lecturers and tutors
Negatives
  • Some assessment was limiting
  • Emphasis on theory than practical applications
Posted on February 4, 2016 9:38 pm
Jessica
   
MSTU1001 – Introduction to Film & Television Studies 71.4

The subject was more interesting then I thought with some great movie choices. The assessment is marked very harshly though and you will need to ensure you understand the correct terminology. As there is no exam the course is very easy to complete and the lectures/tutors are very informed on the subject.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2014

Your program/major

Arts

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No

Is the textbook necessary?

Yes

Positives
  • Interesting films
  • Many opportunities for marks
Negatives
  • Harsh markers
Posted on October 26, 2015 8:40 am

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