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

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

  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

ENGL2117 The Politics of Comedy from the Globe to the Office   

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   

GEND2021 Trauma, Memory and Culture   

HUMN2021 Global Rome: Culture and Identity in the Italian Capital  

HIST2142 Indigenous Memory and History: On stage, page and screen

ARTV2613 Animation and Video Landscape and Environment

ARTV2614 Animation and Video Non-Linear Forms

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