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

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 minor 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.

Relevant Degrees

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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 Adaptation: From Text to Screen  

ENGL2116 Televisual: Investigating Narrative Television   

SCRN2001 Moving Pictures: Genre and Theory in Screen Studies   

SCRN2002 Australian Cinema

SCRN2003 Film and History: Hollywood and Beyond   

SCRN2107 Cinema from the Spanish-speaking World   

SCRN3001 Transnational Screens: Crossing Borders and Identities   

SCRN3002 Screening the Real  

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

ARCH2052 Archaeology in Film and Fiction   

ARTH2050 Photography and Art

ARTV2059 Immersive Media  

ASIA2058 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts   

ENGL2077 Creative Writing 2: Story to Script to Performance       

MUSI2227 Music, Sound and the Moving Image   

SOCY2170 Media, Technology and Society  

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