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.
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.
Screen industries, technologies and cultures are changing faster than ever before.
Learn how to navigate this rapidly transforming environment. What are the social and technological factors that control the screen media we consume? How is our understanding of the issues at stake in movements like Black Lives Matter and #metoo shaped by what we see on screens? How can film and television histories help us understand the movement of audio-visual materials online?
Studying film and screen will mean looking into topics such as:
Our teaching environment is welcoming and team-focused, with a united passion for film, television and new media culture. We host regular special guest speakers and events, such as book launches, talks from international scholars and screenings, as well as regular symposia and conferences.
We have excellent teaching and screening facilities and strong industry links, including partnerships with ACMI, Screen Australia and the Melbourne Women in Film Festival.
Studying film and screen will open employment opportunities in:
With Monash’s impressive international links, you’ll get the opportunity to venture into contexts where you can apply your expertise.
GIG: Global Immersion Guarantee
The Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash Arts, single or double degree students to one of six destinations – China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia or the Pacific Islands.
Exchange programs include:
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.
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.