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Master the power of the screen

What we see on our screens shapes our opinions and informs our desires. Whether it's YouTube, a historical documentary or high rating television drama, a creative vision unfolding on screen has tremendous power to entertain, astonish, inform and disrupt.

Your screen studies degree at Griffith focuses on the key aspects of today's rapidly changing media and screen industries. Developing your cinematic interest and knowledge, it gives you the creative, technical and professional skills needed to succeed.

Move beyond being a movie buff. If you're keen to develop a career in screen media, studying at Griffith will give you a better understanding of contemporary culture and how it operates.

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Practical creative experience

Griffith has long been associated with creativity and dynamism in the arts and you’ll be immersed in an environment that’s rich in resources and buzzing with activity.

Studying here, you’ll pursue innovative inquiry on the large and small screens, taking advantage of coursework opportunities for hands-on creative engagement and experience.

Explore cinema and television history and theory, screenwriting, video production and documentary, examining these subjects in a thought-provoking way that’s also academically rigorous. Develop real world skills and knowledge as you learn from screen and media experts.

You’ll discover the effective techniques that create impact and meaning. You’ll learn to investigate and critically analyse the rise of the information age along with the invention, adaptation, uses and wider impacts of communication technologies. Your degree combines film studies with filmmaking, giving you a better understanding of the industry and how it operates.

Screen studies at Griffith can also turn the spotlight on a world of thrilling opportunities, such as the possibility of working at local and international film festivals.

With a specialisation in screen studies you’ll gain technical proficiency and creative confidence, becoming more knowledgeable, thoughtful and articulate as a creator and a consumer of screen representations.

5-Star Rated

Humanities and Social Sciences is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Daniel Lyons

Griffith Bachelor of Arts graduate

Bachelor of Arts student Daniel Lyons secured an enviable job with the Royal Australian Air Force before he graduated. As a Communications and Information Systems Controller, Daniel manages, monitors and maintains Local Area Networks, as well as operate communication facilities and safe keep classified data. 'The critical thinking skills I developed throughout my Bachelor of Arts degree have definitely given me the edge in getting this role,' he says.

Daniel Lyons

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

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Career outcomes

Step into the limelight

As a Griffith graduate, you can take advantage not only of the global opportunities screen studies can bring

On completing your degree, you'll step onto the world stage with marketable skills in communication, research and project management that can be applied to any career you decide to pursue.

You'll be equipped for a career in:

  • Media
  • Advertising
  • Screenwriting
  • Screen production

There are also many rewarding and creative pathways in:

  • Arts organisations
  • Public relations
  • Communications industries
  • Education

Our graduates also go on to careers in media and creative industries including:

  • Film education
  • Festival management and programming
  • Arts administration
  • Research roles in television, academia or the public sector
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