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Screen and Media Studies

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This major develops the knowledge and skills you will need to work in the screen media industries, with a strong focus on combining theory with practical experience.

Study the media and communications sectors, screen aesthetics, and the social impacts of screen media, as well as screen media's history and future.

You'll also engage with experienced industry mentors and guest lecturers and gain practical skills in screen production, screen editing and screenwriting.

Your study will culminate with a capstone industry project, where you will work in a small group to produce a short film.

Career opportunities

Screen producer, media manager, screen editor, film and television critic, screenwriter, cinematographer, media policy advisor, filmmaker.

Major (8)

For a major in Screen and Media Studies, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
CMN104 Introduction to Media and Communication IndustriesSippy Downs: Semester 1
Caboolture: Semester 1
 
CMN105 The Illuminated Screen: Introduction to Film and Television StudiesSippy Downs: Semester 2
Caboolture: Semester 2
 
CMN200 Introduction to Screenwriting: The Art of Visual Storytelling
  • Semester 1
Pre: DRA101 or DRA102 or CMN104 or CMN105
CMN201 Children, Media and Society
  • Semester 2
 
CMN202 Screen Production and Editing
  • Semester 1
Pre: CMN104 or CMN105
CMN203 Film Forms: Genres, Histories, Technologies
  • Semester 2
Pre: CMN105
CMN300 Television: Advanced Concepts and Contemporary Issues
  • Semester 1
Pre: CMN104
CMN303 Creative Industries Project
  • Semester 2
Pre: Completed 192 units and (enrolled in Program AR338 or a Screen and Media Studies Major)

Minor (4)

For a minor in Screen and Media Studies, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
CMN104 Introduction to Media and Communication IndustriesSippy Downs: Semester 1
Caboolture: Semester 1
 
CMN105 The Illuminated Screen: Introduction to Film and Television StudiesSippy Downs: Semester 2
Caboolture: Semester 2
 
CMN200 Introduction to Screenwriting: The Art of Visual Storytelling
  • Semester 1
Pre: DRA101 or DRA102 or CMN104 or CMN105
CMN201 Children, Media and Society
  • Semester 2
 

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