Screen and Cultural Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

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Students who complete this major will:

  • apply critical and analytical skills and methods of Screen Studies and Cultural Studies to identify and resolve problems within complex changing social and cultural contexts;
  • develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of Screen Studies and Cultural Studies as disciplines;
  • apply an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • articulate the relationship between diverse forms of knowledge that are specific to Screen Studies and Cultural Studies to understand the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them;
  • develop a foundation of relevant historical knowledge, methodological capacity and theoretical competency in Screen Studies and Cultural Studies in order to apply this knowledge and experience to a broad range of professional and disciplinary contexts;
  • work with independence, self- reflection and creativity to meet goals and challenges in the workplace and personal life;
  • appreciate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge, while also recognizing the significance of the disciplinary skills particular to Screen Studies and Cultural Studies.

Course Description

Offered by the School of Culture and Communication

This major embraces a wide range of material related to film, including the history of film, Australian, Hollywood and art-house cinema, television and entertainment, ethnographic and documentary cinema, and computer games. It offers subjects about the nature and history of film and cultural studies. These include such issues as film and screen aesthetics, identity and gender, sexuality and spectatorship and narrative structures.


  • Academia
  • Art curatorship
  • Sociology
  • Government

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