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Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Screen Studies)

Students specialising in Screen Studies will gain experience in media content analysis, and will be introduced to the history of film and television production in Australia and the United States. In addition, they will become familiar with the key policy and theoretical issues raised by the globalisation of broadcast media. This specialisation will offer students a chance to develop advanced skills in research and critical analysis of the screen media.

Major Study

The major in Screen Studies is made up of the 56 credit point core and the following subjects:

Subjects   Credit Points
Students must choose four of the following subjects:
CCS217 Film Form & Style 8
CCS219 Cinema in Australia 8
HIST291 Film and History 8
CCS333 Genre: Theory and Analysis 8
CCS337 Hollywood in Context 8
CCS341 Media and Cultural Studies: Advanced Seminar
(Note: this subject has a quota of 24)
CCS357 Television Cultures 8
ENGL350 Fantasy & Popular Fiction 8


Assessment in this course varies between subjects and programs, but typically includes a combination of essays, tutorial/seminar presentations and in-class tests and/or exams. Some subjects may have an additional practical component. The assessment requirements of each subject are set out in the individual subject outlines which students receive in the first week of session.


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