Screen based media (film, tv, animation, digital games, ICTs) form an essential and necessary part of life in the 21st century - they inform, represent, thrill, shock, disgust, shape our thinking, direct our work patterns and practices, and broaden our social and communication experiences. A BA or BSocSc degree, majoring in Screen and Media Studies, or a BDes, majoring in Media Design, provides students with valuable creative and critical skills, and transferrable body of knowledge necessary to achieve success in media-dependant occupations. Studying Screen and Media provides a multi-disciplinary education (film & cultural studies, philosophy, psychology, communication studies, sociology, political-economy and more) that equips students with the ability to think critically, apply theory and research to understand how different aspects of culture and society function, and professional skills in writing and production applicable to film, television, documentary, animation, sound and interactive media. Screen and Media Studies lecturers possess expertise in a diverse range of theoretical and research approaches, creative practices and medium-specific knowledge. During degree study students are encouraged to take advantage of a broad range of opportunities to apply their newfound knowledge and skills in telling their own stories and exploring their individual passions and interests. Screen and Media provides a supportive creative environment and research-empowering learning context for students to better understand human-media interactions.

Screen and Media Studies is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Screen and Media Studies may also be taken as a second major or minor, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Screen and Media Studies as a single major in the BA or the BSocSc, students must gain 135 points in papers listed for Screen and Media Studies, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete MEDIA100, either MEDIA200 or MEDIA207, and MEDIA201.

To complete Screen and Media Studies as part of a double major for the BA, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points in papers listed for Screen and Media Studies, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MEDIA100, either MEDIA200 or MEDIA207, and MEDIA201.

To complete a minor in Screen and Media Studies, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Screen and Media Studies major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note: MEDIA102 is the prerequisite for MEDIA202, and MEDIA202 is the prerequisite for MEDIA302.

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Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Screen and Media Studies papers

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Code and paper title Points
MEDIA100 Understanding Visual Culture right arrow

Our lives are dominated by still and moving images and visual technologies. This paper will constitute an important first step in learning to...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
MEDIA101 Living in Media Worlds right arrow

This paper encourages you to reflect on the media technologies, platforms, practices and content that you engage with regularly. How do they support...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA102 Film Production 1: Telling Stories right arrow

A hands-on practice paper in which students learn to apply film production theory to communicate ideas and tell stories. Students gain experience...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
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MEDIA201 Conducting Media Research right arrow

How do we convert our questions into knowledge? This paper explores research as a process of inquiry that can lead to different results. Media...

15 No occurrences
MEDIA202 Film Production 2: Experimentation and Creativity right arrow

Students are challenged to extend their creative practice beyond the conventions of narrative film making. Working with moving image and sound...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
MEDIA203 Digital Arts and Cultures right arrow

The 21st century has seen a fundamental shift from analogue to digital media systems. This paper will discuss some major aesthetic approaches and...

15 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
MEDIA207 Transmedia Storytelling right arrow

This paper explores transmedia storytelling in a variety of contexts. Students will engage with narratives that are spread across multiple media...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA220 Creative Media Production right arrow

This paper will engage students with a client-based approach to media production. Students will be asked to produce creative projects adhering to...

15 24A (Hamilton)
WRITE205 Writing for the Screen right arrow

This paper explores foundational concepts in writing for the screen and develops practical skills in the application of these concepts during...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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MEDIA300 Contemporary Television right arrow

Contemporary television has drastically changed how we tell stories. Over the past two decades, the shift in long-form televisual narrative has...

15 No occurrences
MEDIA301 Animation right arrow

While providing a broad critical and historical context of animation and animated films, this paper introduces students to key principles...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
MEDIA302 Film Production 3: From Concept to Screen right arrow

Do you want to create a festival-ready short film? Develop your creative practice in filmmaking and challenge yourself with a hands-on practical...

15 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
MEDIA304 Documentary right arrow

Students explore documentary theory and practice by examining a range of forms associated with documentary culture, including documentary...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA305 Interactive Media Design right arrow

Create your own interactive projects that expand your creative practice. Students will engage with contemporary arts practices to devise audio-visual...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
MEDIA308 Global Cultural Industries and Audiences right arrow

Examines the affordances of digital media and the social, industrial and political opportunities and challenges they present. A capstone course for...

15 No occurrences
MEDIA309 Game, Play and Society right arrow

This paper examines interactive digital gaming as a technological, aesthetic and social phenomenon that constitutes a distinct form of expression and...

15 24G (Online)
MEDIA310 Human Interest Storytelling right arrow

This paper will explore creative non-fiction audio-visual storytelling in a variety of contexts. Students will produce a portfolio of practical...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MEDIA320 Lens-based Project right arrow

This paper provides an opportunity for students to develop and carry out a small scale creative media project with relative independence. Students...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA330 Podcasting right arrow

Podcasting has become an increasingly popular way of telling stories, exploring issues and educating. This paper will explore this relatively new...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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ALPSS500 Academic & Professional Research & Writing right arrow

In this course, students will gain the skills and confidence to seamlessly transition from study to work. This course works to enhance the 'skills...

30 24A (Online) & 24B (Online) & 24C (Online)
INTLC503 Advanced Studies in the Visual Cultures of East Asia right arrow

This advanced paper provides a critical examination of key aspects of East Asian visual culture, with a focus on film and art. Students will develop...

30 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA501 Critical and Creative Approaches to Research right arrow

This paper identifies the constraints and freedoms of research methods, and places a strong emphasis on research as an intellectual, theoretical, and...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA504 Articulating Theory, Design and New Aesthetics right arrow

In both Creative Practice and written graduate research choices between theoretical paradigms, research methods and the presentation of research...

30 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA507 Theory and Research in Action right arrow

In this supervised paper, students will produce a pilot study utilising appropriate research frameworks and methodologies to form the basis of a...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA508 Creative Practice Research right arrow

Are you a creative practitioner that wants to experiment with practice related research? This supervised paper offers a site for experimentation and...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA514 Advanced Documentary right arrow

In this advanced paper students explore documentary theory and practice by examining a range of forms associated with documentary culture, including...

30 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA591 Research Project right arrow

Provides students with an opportunity to engage with a topic of their choice from the field of Screen and Media Studies under the guidance and...

30 No occurrences
MEDIA592 Dissertation right arrow

Provides students with an opportunity to engage with a topic of their choice from the field of Screen and Media Studies under the guidance and...

60 24X (Hamilton)
MEDIA593 Screen and Media Studies Thesis right arrow

Provides students with an opportunity to engage with a topic of their choice from the field of Screen and Media Studies under the guidance and...

90 24X (Hamilton)
MEDIA594 Screen and Media Studies Thesis right arrow

This paper provides students with an opportunity to engage with a topic of their choice from the field of Screen and Media Studies under the guidance...

120 24X (Hamilton)
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MEDIA800 Screen and Media Studies MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
MEDIA900 Screen and Media Studies PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
MEDIA901 Screen and Media Studies Creative Practice PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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