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

Screen Studies explores the rich history of moving pictures and their transformation into today's rapidly changing screen cultures- from silent films to streaming services. The Screen Studies major focuses on how screens mediate our understanding of the world past and present, and provides students with the tools to analyse how screens of all types shape our daily lives. It prompts students to examine how screen media create meaning, and to explore transnational understandings of cinematic, televisual and new media productions. This will include analysis of how the relationships between cultural, gendered, linguistic and national identities in the context of globalisation influence the audience's understanding of what they see on screens.

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:

ARTV1613 Foundations of Animation   

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 Immersive Media 

ENGL2067 Adaptation: From Text to Screen   

ENGL2116 Televisual: Investigating Narrative Television

MUSI2227 Music, Sound and the Moving Image   

SCRN2001 Moving Pictures: Genre and Theory in Screen Studies   

SCRN2002 Australian Cinema   

SCRN2003 Film and History: Hollywood and Beyond   

SCRN2020 Italy on Screen   

SCRN2107 Cinema from the Spanish-Speaking World   

SCRN2108 From Colonialism to CinĂ©ma-monde: Films of the French-speaking World   

SCRN2113 German Film Since the Wall: Identity, History and Belonging   

SOCY2170 Media, Technology and Society

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   

ARTH2050 Photography and Art

ARTH2043 After the Bauhaus: Design from the Interwar Period to the Age of Climate Crisis    

ARTH2162 Art in the Digital Age   

ARTV2609 Animation and Video: Visual Storytelling   

ARTV2610 Animation and Video: Character development   

ARTV2613 Animation and Video Landscape and Environment

ARTV2614 Animation and Video Non-Linear Forms

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 to Performance  

HUMN2021 Global Rome: Culture and Identity in the Italian Capital  

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

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