- Screen Arts Major (BA)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Mix technical production skills, creativity and scriptwriting to shape narrative in film and television.
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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
Screen-based media is an extensive industry that is growing in exciting new directions.
The Screen Arts 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.
If you decide to study Screen Arts as a single major, you’re encouraged to choose elective units from within the discipline to enhance your understanding and career opportunities.
Screen arts is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.
You can also study this major as part of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce double degree.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How to apply
This major sits within the Bachelor of Arts degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Arts. 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.
Ready to apply?
- 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.
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- Media / communications advisor
- Corporate communications
- 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.
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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
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:
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- Curtin course code: MJRU-SCART
- Last updated on: January 15, 2020