Our courses, units, facilities and programs

What is it like studying Film and Screen Studies at Monash?

By studying with us you’ll develop sophisticated tools for understanding today’s screen-based world, whilst joining one of the largest stand-alone Screen Studies programs in Australia.

You’ll develop advanced skills in conveying ideas through writing, speaking and audio-visual technologies. You’ll learn to understand and apply screen theory, critically engage with cinema practices, and interpret digital screen cultures. You’ll produce traditional essays as well as different forms of media such as audio-visual essays, short films and screen commentaries.

What jobs or careers will you be ready for?

Studying film and screen will open employment opportunities in:

  • Creative Industries
  • Communications
  • Film and TV production
  • Film criticism and reviewing
  • Moving-image curation
  • Film and TV distribution
  • Film and TV archiving
  • Screen education and more

Offered as both a Major and Minor field of study, Film and Screen Studies offers superb facilities, internship and international study opportunities, as well as a friendly, dedicated teaching and research team with strong local and international reputations. Academic staff in the program are published writers, professionals and leading researchers in:

  • Asian cinema
  • Australian film and television
  • Post-broadcast, streaming television
  • Digital humanities and new media
  • Documentary Studies
  • Environmental and ecocritical screen studies
  • Feminist, queer and gender theory
  • Perception, attention, cognition
  • Russian soviet cinema
  • Screen and social justice
  • Screen seriality and remakes
  • Screen voices, language and translation

Where is Monash Film and Screen Studies ranking?

Monash Film, Television and Digital Media ranks ‘Above World Standard’ in the past three ‘State of Australian University Research’ reports and the Australian Government’s ‘Excellence in Research for Australia’ ERA rankings (2012, 2015, 2018).

What facilities are available to Film and Screen Studies students?

Our students enjoy state-of-the-art screening facilities, including a fully-equipped cinema at Clayton campus and the Monash Media Lab Theatrette at Caulfield campus. Access is also provided to a range of professional media equipment and spaces through the Monash Media Lab (more information at MFJ Equipment and Facilities). Additionally, the school of Media Film and Journalism houses the dedicated Freda Freiberg Film and Screen Studies Library.

Film and Screen Studies units

Film and Screen Studies postgraduate courses