University of Technology Sydney

88330 Cinema and Design to 1960

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 6 cp

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Result type: Grade and marks


The subject studies those films up to 1960 which have had significant commercial and/or creative impact in terms of mise en scène and genre. Mise en scène includes production design, set design, costume design, special effects, sound design, graphic design, editing and story structure. The roles and intentions of key creative personnel are a part of this. Genres include musical, thriller, sci-fi, comedy, western and film noir. The overall approach is to address the relationship of mise en scène and genre to the narrative of the selected films.