Cinema and Screen Studies

With streaming services, immersive screen experiences, and transmedia storytelling, the boundaries between film and TV have begun to blur. Understanding this era of screen convergence is essential to thrive in today’s creative industries. For this reason, we offer cinema and screen studies at Swinburne.  

Cinema and Screen Studies is a unique course as it moves beyond traditional film or television studies by exploring how these industries and artforms interact. Students will examine movies and television shows from a variety of genres, countries, and production styles. The major has regular guest lectures, field trips, and innovative assignments. Cinema and Screen Studies has many industry links including Village Roadshow, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), and Lido Cinemas. A Cinema and Screen Studies major is your passport into industries such as film distribution, film festival management, entertainment journalism, art curatorship, film archives, film criticism, script writing, teaching, research, academia, and government.

UNITS OF STUDY

Year 

Semester

Code

Title

1

Sem 1

MDA10003

Screen Studies: Movies, Television, and Ourselves

1

Sem 2

FTV10006

Genre and the Moving Image

 

 

 

 

2

Sem 1

FTV20005

The Australian Screen

2

Sem 2

MDA20007

Screen Franchising and Innovation

2

Sem 2

MDA20018

Popular Culture of Asia

 

 

 

 

3

Sem 1

FTV30005

Hollywood Cinema

3

Sem 2

FTV30001

Breaking the Screen

3

Sem 2

MDA30011

Global Screen Studies: Beyond Hollywood