(LO1) Students will develop a critical understanding of the debates that surround the concept of “independence” in contemporary American cinema.
(LO2) Students will familiarise themselves with the manner in which independent film was mobilised to respond to particular economic and social-cultural changes in the United States.
(LO3) Students will develop an understanding of the aesthetic choices employed in a number of independent films.
(LO4) Students will develop skills in reading and critically evaluating moving image texts and their discursive contexts.
(S1) Problem solving skills.
(S2) Commercial awareness.
(S3) Organisational skills.
(S4) Communication skills.
(S5) Digital scholarship participating in emerging academic, professional and research practices that depend on digital systems.
(S6) Global perspectives demonstrate international perspectives as professionals/citizens; locate, discuss, analyse, evaluate information from international sources; consider issues from a variety of cultural perspectives, consider ethical and social responsibility issues in international settings; value diversity of language and culture
(S7) Information literacy online, finding, interpreting, evaluating, managing and sharing information
(S8) Media literacy online critically reading and creatively producing academic and professional communications in a range of media
(S9) Research management developing a research strategy, project planning and delivery, risk management, formulating questions, selecting literature, using primary/secondary/diverse sources, collecting & using data, applying research methods, applying ethics
(S10) Self-management readiness to accept responsibility (i.e. leadership), flexibility, resilience, self-starting, initiative, integrity, willingness to take risks, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning