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 2018 Handbook.
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.
We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.
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.