Bachelor of Media and Communication (Cinema and Screen Studies) From Swinburne University of Technology

Program Overview

Go beyond traditional film and television studies by examining how screen industries and technologies interact around the world. Develop the skills, knowledge, and industry experience necessary to work in a range of Screen Culture sectors including Exhibition, Distribution, Development, Curation, Education, and Management. Explore film and TV from a wide variety of genres, cultures, industry perspectives, and production styles. Interrogate the role of Screen Media in perpetuating as well as challenging knowledge systems and power imbalances. Benefit from a range of industry links with leading Screen Culture organisations. Build a portfolio of real-world projects and outputs that showcase your skills and experience. Use professional-standard software to develop the transferable skills and digital literacies necessary to navigate today’s screen industries and anticipate tomorrow’s opportunities. 



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 33,920




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  • Genre and the Moving Image
  • Screen Studies, Movies, Television, and Ourselves
  • The Australian Screen *
  • Screen Franchising and Innovation *
  • Popular Culture of Asia *
  • Global Screen Studies: Beyond Hollywood *
  • Screen Technology and Culture *
  • Sound and the Screen *
  • Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 70Or, via Early Entry Program – range of criteria with school recommendation. Head here for more info on this program and the VTAC code associated with this entry pathway.Successful completion of one of the following:the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees).
  • Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.

The cost of studying at Swinburne University of Technology varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$33,920 annually, to study in Swinburne University of Technology.


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