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Master of Screen Studies

Course code L57

Provides students with industry-level skills, a show-reel of production work and a strong analytical and theoretical foundation relating to digital screen production.

Students are able to pursue a major area of specialisation from the following fields: producing, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, sound, editing and production design. Students may also elect a secondary area of specialisation.

The course includes the professional production of six short dramas and documentaries, a web-series, music and corporate videos and client-based projects.

A unique feature of the program is the relationship with the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Students in the WAAPA acting department as well as costume, design, lighting, sound and production management are involved in the production of WA Screen Academy film projects.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

L57

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $37,800

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Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L57

CRICOS code

083664F

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $44,750

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCR5120Screen Studies 120
SCR6100Specialist Workshop 120
SCR5101Production Preparation20
SCR6110Screen Project: Drama20
SCR6120Screen Project: Documentary20

NOTE: SCR5101, SCR6110 and SCR6120 are full year units that are taken over semester 1 and semester 2.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCR5125Screen Studies 220
SCR6105Screen Project: Client-Based20
SCR6115Screen Project: Multicam20
SCR6150Specialist Workshop 220

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

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a high level of interdependence and individual accountability through the critical evaluation of collaborative and individual processes or roles.
  2. Demonstrate and reflect on cross-cultural awareness, including indigenous cultural competence and its application to screen production.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the recent developments in contemporary film, television and new media in an Australian and International context.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of research principles, methods and trends required to produce screen projects.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of the theories, history, trends, characteristics and methods required to successfully plan and execute screen projects.
  6. Design, evaluate, implement and analyse the theories, approaches and strategies of screen production to service clients and key stakeholders.
  7. Generate innovative ideas and evaluate complex concepts in the pre-production, production and post-production of screen projects.
  8. Investigate, analyse and synthesise the theories, information, problems and technologies available during all stages of a screen project.
  9. Reflect critically on the problems in the production process, then develop and apply sustainable solutions to overcome them.
  10. Research, interpret and communicate the theories and methodologies required to adopt appropriate roles to successfully execute a screen project to specialists and non-specialists.
  11. Research, plan, apply and defend ideas, creativity and innovative practice to execute pre-production, production and post-production screen projects.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $37,800 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $44,750 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This Masters degree prepares graduates for employment in the professional screen industries

Possible future job titles

Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound

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