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Study Screen Arts at Curtin

Screen Arts

Undergraduate Double Degree Major


Screen Arts Double Degree Major (BA/BCom)


Mix technical production skills, creativity and scriptwriting to shape narrative in film and television.

Study Screen Arts at Curtin

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In your final year, you’ll write, direct or produce a major screen production to industry standard.

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Screen-based media is an extensive industry that is growing in exciting new directions.

The Screen Arts double degree major prepares you for comprehensive opportunities in the expanding screen-based media industry.

You will learn to apply screen theories to create your own works, whether in the realm of factual, events or drama.

You’ll use Curtin’s advanced production facilities to develop the technical and practical skills of an effective visual storyteller. These facilities include:

  • Western Australia’s largest working television studio in a tertiary setting
  • a suite of high-definition cameras
  • sound recording, lighting and grips equipment
  • editing, grading and audio postproduction labs.

In your final year you’ll write, direct or produce a major screen production to industry standard.

This major combines both theory and practice. You will develop practical and analytical skills while developing an understanding of a growing multiplatform industry.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How to apply

This major sits within the double degree combination of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce double degree. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

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Why study

  • Screen-based media and entertainment is one of the most consistent growth industries over the past 20 years. This industry will continue to grow and expand in new directions with new opportunities.
  • Screen production and communication skills are valued across a range of industries, offering varied and interesting career opportunities locally and around the world.
  • Screen production, writing and studies connect with a variety of different disciplines, providing opportunities for a wonderfully creative and rewarding career.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Career information


  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Media / communications advisor
  • Writer
  • Blogger


  • Media
  • Corporate communications
  • Publishing
  • Local government and public service

What you'll learn

  • explain critical theories relating to film, video and other forms of screen production and apply them to the development and production of high quality screen-based materials
  • apply critical thinking and creative approaches to resolve issues and respond to challenges in their own creative practice
  • access, evaluate and synthesise appropriate information in order to realise production outcomes
  • communicate ideas to a range of audiences across a variety of media and purposes
  • utilise media production technologies and apply them to create effective programs and screen-based materials
  • apply learning strategies to build on skills and understandings in order to adapt to continually changing industry needs
  • recognise the significance of global media and be able to apply international standards and practices in their creative practice
  • value the cultural and intercultural nature of screen-based media and represent this knowledge at a personal and professional level
  • demonstrate professional behaviour and standards and work collaboratively to apply them in all aspects of production-related activities

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

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How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MDDU-SCART
  • Last updated on: June 28, 2022