• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Film
  • Major code SCRN-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Screens mediate interpersonal relationships, they shape our understanding of national identities and provide a means of border crossing. The Screen Studies major focuses on transmedia and multimodal storytelling and provides students with the tools to analyse how screens of all types shape our daily lives. The major prompts students to explore transnational understandings of cinematic, televisual and new media textual productions. This will include analysis of the relationship between cultural, gendered, linguistic and national identities in the context of globalisation. Students will examine the interplay between traditional screen media and emerging digital platforms.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. evaluate and compare diverse historical, textual and critical approaches to cinematic, televisual and new media texts;
  2. analyse screen texts across a range of genres and frameworks;
  3. apply research skills and methods relevant to the study of screen cultures in national and transnational contexts; and
  4. articulate knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural contexts in which screen texts are produced.

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The major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
A maximum of 12 units of courses at 1000 level
A minimum of 12 units of courses at 3000 level

6 units from completion of the following compulsory course

SCRN1001 Introduction to Screen Studies     

A maximum of 6 units from completion of courses on the following list:

ARTV1103 Animation and Video: The Digital Workspace    
ARTV1104 Animation and Video: Digital Equipment and Studios    
GEND1002 Reading Popular Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Studies    

A Minimum of 12 units from the following list:

SCRN3001 Transnational Screens: Crossing Borders and Identities    
SCRN3002 Screening the Real    
SCRN3003 Screen Studies Capstone Project    

A minimum of 12 units from the following list:

ARTV2059 Introduction to Virtual Reality    
ENGL2055 Shakespeare and Film     
ENGL2067 Novel into Film    
ENGL2116 Televisual: Investigating Narrative Television     
MUSI2227 Music, Sound and the Moving Image    
SCRN2001 Moving Pictures: Genre and Theory in Screen Studies     
SCRN2002 Australian Cinema: The Kelly Gang to Baz Luhrmann's Australia     
SCRN2003 U.S. Cinema: Hollywood and Beyond    
SCRN2020 Italy on Screen    
SCRN2107 Cinema from the Spanish-Speaking World     
SCRN2108 Imagining the French Empire: French Colonialism on Film     
SCRN2113 German Film Since the Wall: Identity, History and Belonging     
SOCY2170 Sociology of Emergent Media    

A Maximum of 18 units from the following list:

ANCH2021 Ancient World in Film     
ANIP3005 Australian National Internship B
ARCH2052 Archaeology in Film and Fiction     
ARTH2043 Modernism and Postmodernism in Art and Design: 1850-2000    
ARTH2162 Cyberculture    
ARTH2165 Theories of the Image    
ARTV2609 Animation and Video: Visual Storytelling    
ARTV2610 Animation and Video: Character development    
ARTV2615 Animation: Creative Possibilities    
ARTV2617 Video: Creative Possibilities    
ASIA2058 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts    
ENGL2077 Creative writing 2: Story to Script    
ENGL2081 Australian Crimes: Crime narratives on page, stage and screen    
ENGL2086 Literature in the Digital Age: Theories, Texts, Methods    
FREN3012 Global Paris: Culture, History and Identity in the French Capital    
GEND2021 Trauma, Memory and Culture     
HUMN2021 Global Rome: Culture and Identity in the Italian Capital    

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