Screen studies

Why study screen studies?

Expand your world view by engaging with screen culture. The major in screen studies recognises that we all belong to a globalised networked culture, engaging with film, television, music and video across a range of platforms, from Netflix to YouTube. In a context of rapid change, screen studies offers students a solid grounding in conceptual thinking and creative practice, focusing on the love of storytelling and our fascination with the way that we present ourselves on screen.

Initially, you will learn the language of screen narrative and explore the creative possibilities of screen and sound media. Building from that, you will learn new concepts to think about your deep engagement with characters, actors and avatars on screen. In your final year, you will hone your skills as conceptual thinkers and creative producers, further developing the art of screen criticism and immersing yourselves in screen culture. You will also be able to build your portfolio in the Web Series Production subject and have this showcased by The Real Lab – a showcase of La Trobe University's best screen-based production.

To view subject offerings in this discipline see the 2017 Handbook.

Career opportunities

Screen studies recognises the diverse career paths open to graduates in education, administration, cultural, creative and community sectors. Screen studies graduates will have the opportunity to use their conceptual and creative skills to initiate projects, conduct research, teach and communicate ideas in engaging and innovative ways.

Screen studies graduates have gone on to develop careers as screen content producers, filmmakers, film and media educators, university lecturers, journalists, editors, curators, archival assistants, screen arts coordinators, film festival programmers, gallery administrators and assistants.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2018

Bachelor of Arts
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo 51
Melbourne 50
Mildura N/A
Shepparton N/A
Year
2018
About this course
This degree gives you the knowledge and practical experience you need to adapt to a changing job market. Graduates work in diverse industries including media, management, social policy, education, and community development.

As well as lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

You can major in the discipline that interests you most from electives across the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, languages, screen arts, politics, sociology and history. You can also choose a second major or a minor from other disciplines, such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology.

We encourage you to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs, many of which are financially supported. Overseas project work is also possible through subjects like our Service Learning in the Community (SLC) elective. SLC group projects address a community need with partners like CERES Environmental Park, Banyule Community Health and Moral Fairground.

You can also gain practical career skills through our Work Ready elective, where you look at the factors influencing job trends, meet industry professionals and have opportunities for volunteer or paid positions.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
Career opportunities
Our graduates have gone on to roles as varied as broadcast journalist with ABC, adviser to the Parliamentary Secretary of Australia and multimedia coordinator for the Carlton Football Club.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Guaranteed Entry for Melbourne campus: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 75 or more will be made a first-round offer. Applicants whose ATAR is below 75 will be considered through normal selection processes.

Guaranteed Entry for regional campuses: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 60 or more will be offered a Commonwealth supported place. Applicants whose ATAR is below 60 will be considered through normal selection processes.

Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Psychology or Theatre Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Mid-year entry may be available.

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.

For more information about the Work Ready Bachelor of Arts contact us on 1300 135 045.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're currently in Year 12 or you're applying for more than one course or institution.
If you're only applying for one La Trobe course and not considering study at another institution, you can apply direct until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Creative Arts
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne N/A
Bendigo N/A
Mildura N/A
Year
2018
About this course
Join a diverse community of creative artists and learn the theories and practices required to gain a successful career in the creative industries. You can specialise in:

- Screen - understand how moving images change the world.
- Writing - gain the skills to write persuasive and intriguing narratives.
- Theatre - explore the history of theatre through performance and production.
- Visual arts - learn the conceptual and technical skills to produce works that respond to the world around you.

Through the shared core subjects for each specialisation you'll learn to apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and critique a range of creative art works. You'll be taught to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments for different audiences.

Choose a major in the specialisation that interests you most, then select a second major that compliments your first. Choose subjects from other areas of creative arts or from humanities and other disciplines across the University, including but not limited to: media, English, languages, politics, sociology, history, and psychology.

Learn to recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice.

You'll have access to the La Trobe Art Institute and its network of galleries and the opportunity to exhibit your work in a solo or group exhibition, pop-up gallery and community arts project.

The Screen and Theatre majors are offered at Melbourne only, the Writing major is offered at Melbourne and Bendigo and the Visual Arts major is offered in Bendigo and Mildura.
Career opportunities
Depending on your major, once you graduate you'll have the skills to develop and maintain a studio practice, become a writer, actor or a screen/script writer. You may find work in art galleries, government and council organisations, television studios, theatres, recording studios, film and television production organisations. You'll also have the opportunity to continue your studies with a focus on education or creative and practice-led post-graduate research.

Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; folio presentation and interview.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Additional information
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC if you're currently in Year 12 or you're applying for more than one course or institution.

If you're only applying for one La Trobe course and not considering study at another institution, you can apply direct until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2018

Bachelor of Arts (002080A)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 000
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Shepparton, Mildura
Year
2018
About this course
This degree gives you the knowledge and practical experience you need to adapt to a changing job market. Graduates work in diverse industries including media, management, social policy, education, and community development.

As well as lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

You can major in the discipline that interests you most from electives across the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, languages, screen arts, politics, sociology and history. You can also choose a second major or a minor from other disciplines, such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology.

We encourage you to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs, many of which are financially supported. Overseas project work is also possible through subjects like our Service Learning in the Community (SLC) elective. SLC group projects address a community need with partners like CERES Environmental Park, Banyule Community Health and Moral Fairground.

You can also gain practical career skills through our Work Ready elective, where you look at the factors influencing job trends, meet industry professionals and have opportunities for volunteer or paid positions.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne;
for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50, Bendigo: 50.15, Albury-Wodonga: N/A, Mildura: N/A, Shepparton: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see our website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
Career opportunities
This course doesn't just prepare you for one career - it teaches you how to create new opportunities and adapt to a changing job landscape.

Your ability to think critically, coupled with strong communication skills, means you'll be ready to take on roles in administration, community development, education, human services, journalism, management, social policy and planning and social research.

If you choose to do postgraduate study you can also obtain professional recognition in areas including teaching, management, marketing, counselling, publishing and media.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Creative Arts (043551B)

Duration :
3 years.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 200
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo, Mildura
Year
2018
About this course
Join a diverse community of creative artists and learn the theories and practices required to gain a successful career in the creative industries. You can specialise in:

- Screen - understand how moving images change the world.
- Writing - gain the skills to write persuasive and intriguing narratives.
- Theatre - explore the history of theatre through performance and production.
- Visual arts - learn the conceptual and technical skills to produce works that respond to the world around you.

Through the shared core subjects for each specialisation you'll learn to apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and critique a range of creative art works. You'll be taught to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments for different audiences.

Choose a major in the specialisation that interests you most, then select a second major that compliments your first. Choose subjects from other areas of creative arts or from humanities and other disciplines across the University, including but not limited to: media, English, languages, politics, sociology, history, and psychology.

Learn to recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice.

You'll have access to the La Trobe Art Institute and its network of galleries and the opportunity to exhibit your work in a solo or group exhibition, pop-up gallery and community arts project.

The Screen and Theatre majors are offered at Melbourne only, the Writing major is offered at Melbourne and Bendigo and the Visual Arts major is offered in Bendigo and Mildura.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) - a minimum overall band score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50.15, Bendigo: range of criteria, Mildura: range of criteria
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website
If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.

Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Additional information
The Screen and Theatre majors are offered at Melbourne only, the Writing major is offered at Melbourne and Bendigo and the Visual Arts major is offered in Bendigo and Mildura.

Career opportunities
Depending on your major, once you graduate you'll have the skills to develop and maintain a studio practice, become a writer, actor or a screen/script writer. You may find work in art galleries, government and council organisations, television studios, theatres, recording studios, film and television production organisations. You'll also have the opportunity to continue your studies with a focus on education or creative and practice-led post-graduate research.

How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Other ways into undergraduate study

Learn how you can plan a pathway into your preferred degree, including single subject entry. See also La Trobe University Access and Equity programs which support a variety of ways into undergraduate study for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.

Overseas study opportunities

There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students.  Short courses are also available to international students. Visit Exchange to La Trobe for more information.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of the College talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in creative arts and screen studies.