Film and screen studies

About film and screen studies

We look at historical, textual and critical approaches to film and screen. Studies cover Australian, Asian and European cinemas, Hollywood and its institutions, gender in film and TV, documentary film, Australian television, popular television genres, online screen forms and video practice.

Why study film and screen?

You’ll develop advanced critical and writing skills, and build skills in using audio-visual technologies to convey ideas. You’ll be able to understand and apply screen theory, critically engage with cinema practices, and be able to interpret forms of film and television within the context of digital culture. You’ll produce traditional essays as well as different forms of media, such as audio-visual essays and audio commentaries.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MajorNote Caulfield, Clayton
MinorNote Caulfield, Clayton

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

What a week: Film & screen studies

In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students hear from industry practitioners about where a Film and screen studies major can take them.

Career options

  • Film distribution and marketing
  • Festival work
  • Curatorship
  • Film and television production
  • Criticism and reviewing
  • Archiving and restoration

Overseas opportunities

Study film and screen studies at universities overseas. You can explore other cultures with units in film and screen studies offered at our Malaysia Sunway campus, as well as a special unit on international aspects of Australian cinema at our centre in Prato, Italy.