The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) requires three years of full-time study. The course is offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Enrolment in the honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the College being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
Additionally, applicants will have to demonstrate their creative abilities through the submission of a portfolio/show-reel, written statement, curriculum vitae and referee details. Short-listed applicants will also be required to take part in an in-depth interview with a panel.
The aim of the course is to prepare students for a professional life by:
- equipping students with skills in screen production, including the operation of software and hardware and the various skills employed by production teams
- emphasising to students the collaborative nature of teamwork required by the industry
- enabling students to plan, develop and complete a screen product, including production and post-production stages
- developing in students an understanding of screen media through an understanding of its historical developments, its social and cultural applications, and the function of the formal and aesthetic properties of its various forms
- developing in students an understanding of the creative process within the activities described above
- producing graduates capable of the application of logical thought, analysis, and research skills in ways that will enhance both the creative and practical processes required by screen production.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen), students will be able to demonstrate:
- conceptual, practical and technical skills to produce creative work to a high standard in their chosen program
- teamwork and interpersonal skills to become effective members of creative production and planning teams
- high-level knowledge of the processes involved in the production of creative work
- sound knowledge of theories, factual content and research methods relevant to their program of study including an awareness of practices related to their chosen program
- knowledge of aspects of the arts industries relevant to their chosen program
- initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and scholarship, and ability to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse creative contexts
- skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and communicate a clear exposition of knowledge and ideas
- critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
- application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability and in collaboration with others
- the ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen), a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) on more than one occasion in the same topic may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University’s Policy on Student Progress.
Stream - Screen
Core - Year 1 topics
31.5 units comprising
CREA1001 Introduction to the Creative Arts (4.5 units)
SCME1000 Film Form and Analysis (4.5 units)
SCME1003 Essential Multimedia (4.5 units)
SCME1070 Screen Production Techniques 1 (4.5 units)
SCME1071 Screen Production Techniques 2 (4.5 units)
SCME1072 Screen Production Techniques 3 (4.5 units)
plus one of
Elective - Year 1 topics
plus 4.5 units of year 1 topics. Elective topics may be selected from any offered by the University, provided topic prerequisites are met.
Core - Year 2 topics
27 units comprising
CREA2106 Creative Arts Theory and Practice (4.5 units)
SCME2003 Non-fiction Form and Ethics (4.5 units)
SCME2070 Screen Production Techniques 4 (4.5 units)
SCME2071 Introduction to Script Writing (4.5 units)
SCME2072 Screen Production Techniques 5 (4.5 units)
SCME2073 Screen Production Techniques 6 (4.5 units)
Option - Year 2 topics
plus 4.5 units from the second level Option - Year 2 & 3 topics listed below
plus 4.5 units from the second level or third level Option - Year 2 & 3 topics listed below
Core - Year 3 topics
22.5 units comprising
SCME3070 Screen Production Techniques 7 (4.5 units)
SCME3071 Screen Production Techniques 8 (4.5 units)
SCME3072 Screen Production Techniques 9 (4.5 units)
SCME3073 Screen Production Techniques 10 (4.5 units)
SCME3074 Applied Screenwriting (4.5 units)
Option - Year 3 topics
plus 9 units from the third level Option - Year 2 & 3 topics listed below
plus 4.5 units from the second level or third level Option - Year 2 & 3 topics listed below or other topic(s) approved by the Course Coordinator.
Option - Year 2 & 3 topics
SCME2000 The Hollywood Industry (4.5 units)
SCME2001 Television Studies (4.5 units)
SCME2005 Media Audiences (4.5 units)
SCME2100 Media Policy (4.5 units)
SCME2101 Australian/Indigenous Media (4.5 units)
SCME2102 Gender, Media and Technology (4.5 units)
SCME2104 Popular Genres (4.5 units)
SCME2105 The Filmmaker: Case Studies (4.5 units)
SCME2106 Narrative and Storytelling (4.5 units)
SCME2107 Asian Cinema (4.5 units)
SCME2108 Multimedia Production Part 1 (4.5 units)
SCME2201 Interaction Design (4.5 units)
SCME2202 3D Media Studio B (4.5 units)
SCME2203 3D Media Studio C (4.5 units)
CREA3456 Cultural Policy and the Arts (4.5 units)
SCME3004 History of Film Style (4.5 units)
SCME3005 Digital Games (4.5 units)
SCME3006 Digital Media Cultures (4.5 units)
SCME3007 Kids' Media Cultures (4.5 units)
SCME3012 Independent Research Project in Screen Studies (4.5 units)
SCME3100 Screen and Media Practicum (4.5 units)
SCME3014 VFX Histories and Theories (4.5 units)
Refer to Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)