University of Newcastle Australia program

Hollywood and Beyond

This program, SCRN2300, studies Hollywood films in the wider context of cinema from North, Central, and South America.

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Explore the connections and stark differences within films from America and the similarly diverse nature of cinema studies from the region.

Each week we examine a specific feature film and its historical, industrial, national, social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions, covering key moments in Hollywood history and select other American cinema.


4 courses

The University of Newcastle, Australia

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Who will you learn with?

I am a senior lecturer in Film, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Newcastle, and the program convenor for the Bachelor of Arts. My research specialises in European and modernist cinema.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Situate Hollywood films within their historical, spatial, geopolitical, industrial, socio-cultural contexts.

  2. Apply appropriate interpretive and theoretical models to the discussion of American cinema within and beyond the USA.

  3. Analyse the narrative and aesthetic form of Hollywood and other American films.

  4. Demonstrate intermediate research, analytical and communication skills in the area of screen studies.

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