The Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers students maximum freedom to build their degrees out of the components that most interest them. Within the BA structure, topics in Screen and Media can constitute the central focus of the degree (a "major sequence") or a secondary focus of the degree (a "minor sequence"). Screen and Media topics can also be taken to round out a BA in which the major and minor sequences are in other areas of study (for example, English, Drama, History, Languages, etc). From second year onwards, students taking a major or minor pathway in Screen and Media may also be eligible to enrol in elective production-oriented topics.
For a list of Screen and Media topics, please see Topics.
Please note:A single major in Screen and Media will be introduced in the BA in 2011, and this will replace both the Screen Studies Major and the Digitial Media Studies Major. Students who have chosen to undertake a major in Screen Studies and/or Digital Media Studies prior to 2011 will be permitted to complete either or both majors, should they wish to do so, and will be counselled accordingly. All students in this category will be required to complete their majors in or before 2014.
Similarly, students in the Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling)/Bachelor of Arts will have access to counselling, should they wish to qualify for particular teaching areas that require specific topic combinations. This arrangement has been negotiated with the School of Education.