• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Film
  • Minor code SCRN-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Screens mediate interpersonal relationships, they shape our understanding of national identities and provide a means of border crossing. The Screen Studies minor focuses on transmedia and multimodal storytelling and provides students with the tools to analyse how screens of all types shape our daily lives. It 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 minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A maximum of 12 units of courses at 1000 level

6 units from completion of the following course

SCRN1001    Introduction to Screen Studies    

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

ENGL2067 Novel into Film   
ENGL2116 Televisual: Investigating Narrative Television    
SCRN2001 Moving Pictures: Genre and Theory in Screen Studies    
SCRN3001 Transnational Screens: Crossing Borders and Identities   
SCRN3002 Screening the Real   
ENGL2055 Shakespeare and Film    
ENGL2081 Australian Crimes: Crime narratives on page, stage and screen   
ARTV1103 Animation and Video: The Digital Workspace   

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

ANCH2021 Ancient World in Film    
ARCH2052 Archaeology in Film and Fiction    
ARTH2043 Modernism and Postmodernism in Art and Design: 1850-2000   
ARTH2162 Cyberculture   
ARTH2165 Theories of the Image   
ARTV1104 Animation and Video: Digital Equipment and Studios   
ARTV2059 Introduction to Virtual Reality   
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   
ENGL2086 Literature in the Digital Age: Theories, Texts, Methods   
FREN3012 Global Paris: Culture, History and Identity in the French Capital   
FREN3108 Imagining the French Empire: French Colonialism on Film    
GERM2113 German Film Since the Wall: Identity, History and Belonging    
HUMN2021 Global Rome   
ITAL3020 Italy on Screen   
ITAL3021 Global Rome: Culture and Identity in the Italian Capital   
MUSI2227 Music, Sound and the Moving Image   
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   


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