Why Study Film & Screen

Film and screen studies has direct connection to media industries. These are industries propelled by ideas, and expressed and transmitted in audiovisual terms. Explore careers in film and television production; criticism and reviewing; film distribution and marketing; film exhibition; television networks; film and screen archives; and film festivals.

Our program offers you:

Academic excellence

Academics in Film and Screen Studies enjoy strong national and international profiles and pursue global interests. The independent enquiry of the Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory informs our teaching program, so that subject matter is always up to the minute, and at the forefront of thinking in this domain.

International opportunities

Our teaching programs have numerous formal and informal alliances with peer institutions across the developed and developing world, and Film and Screen Studies is no exception.

There are opportunities for student exchanges and internships, for international scholarships and study trips (for instance, to Film Festivals around the world). Students wishing to explore opportunities abroad are supported and encouraged.

Teaching environment

Our teaching environment is welcoming and team-focused, with a united passion for film, television and new media culture. We run a well-regarded seminar series for ‘ideas in progress’ and frequent special screenings of rare material. There are regular special guest speakers and special events, such as book launches. We host yearly discussions (symposia) and, every second year, a major conference.

There are programs at Monash University’s Caulfield and Clayton campuses. We have a cinema at the Clayton campus, and excellent teaching and screening facilities at the Caulfield campus.

Careers in Film and Screen

Students of Film and Screen become professionals in the cultural and creative sphere. They work as film and television producers, film critics and reviewers or curators of film festivals, television programmers or film distributors. They become educators, in industry and academia. They organise film and television exhibitions. They are employed as film archivists or as marketeers of film and television, or join television networks.

Our graduates know how to think critically, research independently, and communicate ideas effectively. They develop advanced critical and writing skills and can demonstrate to potential employers highly desirable interpersonal and communication abilities. They master a huge variety of writing styles and media formats, from sound bites to online articles to academic essays.

Film and Television Studies has strong industry links, including partnerships with ACMI, Shell Australia and the Salvation Army.

How to apply

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Further information

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