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Screen Studies Major


Provides a strong theoretical and analytical foundation, the opportunity to take electives in areas that will enhance the student's specialisation, and an intensive production program in a variety of formats and genres.

These include film and multicam drama, documentary and client-based productions including music videos and television commercials. Students also develop skills in digital production and post-production techniques as well as associated web-based content. The major makes significant use of its strong links to industry and the professional community to engage with and mentor students. Many professional and community partnerships have been established to ensure students, academics and members of the industry work together to share ideas, knowledge and expertise, and collaborate on the industry-focused projects that form a significant component of the teaching program. Components are delivered in cooperation with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Special entry requirements

All applicants are required to be Screen Academy students only, attend an interview, and have completed an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can have completed a Diploma of Screen and Media, but are required to complete a transitional semester to qualify for entry into the program.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Students are required to complete six units from the following (150 credit points):

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCR2116Australian Screen Studies15
SCR2212Screen Project: Client-Based30
FAV2117The Documentary15
SCR2213Screen Project: Academy Films30
SCR3214Screen Project: Multicam30
SCR3215Screen Project: Documentary30
Plus, students are required to complete one unit from the following (15 credit points):
SCR2108 ^Specialist Workshop 115
FAV2203 ^Scriptwriting: Television Drama15
Plus, students are required to complete one unit from the following (15 credit points):
SCR3109 ^Specialist Workshop 215
FAV3204 ^Scriptwriting: Adaptation, Editing and Commissioned Content15
FAV3206 ^Scriptwriting: Feature Films15

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills in area(s) of specialisation to develop screen projects using reflective practice to demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding in depth of the historical, theoretical, psychological, and cultural perspectives and its application to screen studies.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving, and decision making during production and management of screen projects in collaboration with others.
  4. Recognise the development, presentation, and reception of contemporary film, television, and new media in an Australian context.
  5. Review, analyse, synthesise, and communicate knowledge during the conception, planning, and development stages of screen projects.
  6. Utilise industry models, exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve problems related to the production of screen projects.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

This major prepares graduates for employment in digital production for the screen, concentrating on the key positions of producer, director, scriptwriter, cinematographer, editor, sound and production designer.

Possible future job titles

Producer, Director, Editor, Screenwriter, Sound Recordist, Sound Mixer, Cinematographer, Film Critic, Series Creator

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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