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UNE unit code: COMM587

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  • 6

Unit information

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Screen adaptations form a vital part of the cinematic and televisual landscape. This unit explores the creative and industrial processes at work in the adaptation of a wide variety of texts to screen by examining their transformation from one medium, genre or cultural/production context to another. It considers how such processes shape the narrative for the new audience. It asks the question, "What is involved in the successful adaptation of a story destined for visual consumption?", and engages students in the practice of textual transformation as well as the analysis of existing adaptations.
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Trimester 3Online

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COMM387

Notes

offered in odd-numbered years

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Unit coordinator(s)

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Yvonne GriggsLecturer in Media and Communications - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge of a diverse range of cinematic and televisual texts;
  2. identify and reflect upon a wide range of approaches to the study of screen adaptation and apply sophisticated understanding of processes related to the adaptation of text to screen;
  3. undertake independent, in-depth research and generate sustained evaluation of cinematic/televisual texts;
  4. engage with complex debates related to the study of screen adaptation; and
  5. interpret, communicate and present complex ideas and arguments, using disciplinary conventions of academic writing about media and communications.

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