Screen 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 Media Studies, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
CMN104 Introduction to Media and Communication IndustriesSunshine Coast: Semester 1
Caboolture: Semester 1
 
CMN105 The Illuminated Screen: Introduction to Film and Television StudiesSunshine Coast: Semester 2
Caboolture: Semester 2
 
CMN200 Introduction to Screenwriting: The Art of Visual Storytelling
  • Semester 1
 
CMN201 Children, Media and Society
  • Semester 2
 
CMN202 Screen Production and Editing
  • Semester 1
Anti: CMN249 or DES224
CMN203 Film Forms: Genres, Histories, Technologies
  • Semester 2
 
CMN300 Television: Advanced Concepts and Contemporary Issues
  • Semester 1
 
CMN303 Screen Media Project
  • Semester 2
Pre: Completed 192 units and Instructor Consent required

Minor (4)

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

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
CMN104 Introduction to Media and Communication IndustriesSunshine Coast: Semester 1
Caboolture: Semester 1
 
CMN105 The Illuminated Screen: Introduction to Film and Television StudiesSunshine Coast: Semester 2
Caboolture: Semester 2
 
CMN200 Introduction to Screenwriting: The Art of Visual Storytelling
  • Semester 1
 
CMN201 Children, Media and Society
  • Semester 2
 

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