Unit Set Structure


This unit set structure may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

MASCST  Screen Studies Major  

This unit set is available in the following courses:



This one year intensive program prepares graduates for employment in digital production for the small screen. It concentrates on the key positions of producer/production manager, director, scriptwriter, editor, cinematographer, sound recordist/mixer and performer/presenter. Limited numbers of selected applicants will be accepted into each of these areas. 


The program provides a strong theoretical and analytical foundation, the opportunity to take electives in areas that will enhance the student’s area of specialisation and an intensive production program in a variety of formats and genres. These include location drama, studio multicam drama; documentary, corporate, promotional and training films; magazine, lifestyle and current affairs programs and live recording of performances. 


Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in digital production and post-production techniques as well as associated web-based and interactive materials. The program will have strong links to industry professionals, companies and organizations.


The major in Screen Studies is only open to students who have successfully completed a Advanced Diploma in Film & Television (or equivalent field). Students will receive up to a total of 180CP worth of credit based on their Advanced Diploma, therefore are required to complete another 180CP to receive the Bachelor of Communications.


This major runs to a three semester calendar, therefore will be subject to different start and end dates to the rest of the Bachelor of Communications. Students who are accepted into this major should ensure they keep in regular contact with their co-ordinator.


Admission to this major will be by interview and portfolio presentation.


This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
FAV3105 Production Planning 15
FAV3106 Productions 1 15
FAV3107 Productions 2 15
MST3135 Australian Television 15
CMM3104 Professional Placement 1 15
CMM3108 Independent Study Unit 15
FAV3108 Productions 3 15
FAV3109 Screen Studies 15
In addition to the units above, Screen Studies students must complete four electives (worth a total of 60CP).

Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004