1. What do we study in Screen & Media?
  2. What is the difference between the Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Screen and Media, and the Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) in Screen or Digital Media?
  3. How is the Bachelor of Media Arts (B.Media Arts) different from the Bachelor of Arts (BA)?
  4. Do I need to have a background in film or media to undertake topics in the Screen and Media Department?

  5. Can I do production work if I am studying Screen and Media within the BA program?
  6. Do I have to write essays in the Screen and Media Department?
  7. If I am enrolled in a BA (or other Flinders degree), can I transfer into the B.Media Arts?

  8. If I am studying Screen and Media within the BA (or other Flinders degree), can I transfer into the BCA?

  9. There are five streams in the BCA: Drama, Dance, Screen, Digital Media and Creative Writing. If I have gained enrolment into one of these streams, am I free to switch into one of the others?

  10. Do you offer Honours and Postgraduate programs in Screen and Media?

  11. What careers are related to the study of Screen and Media?

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1. What do we study in Screen & Media?

We study screen media including film, television, and digital media for all devices.  Across a wide range of analytical, critical and historical topics we examine screen media as artistic enterprises, textual systems, industrial systems and media of expression and opinion. We investigate the economics of entertainment and information and consider contemporary media in their historical and cultural contexts. We also offer a variety of
production opportunities in video production, film, computer-based media and scriptwriting. Please see Degrees.                                   
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2. What is the difference between the Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Screen and Media, and the Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) in Screen Production or Digital Media?
The BA and BCA are both degrees with three-year study programs but they have different entry requirements and different emphases. A Screen and Media Major within the BA is based around analytical
topics, with production topics offered as electives only, while the BCA is more centrally organised around production activities. The BCA has a smaller student intake each year and the application requires a portfolio.  Please see Degrees.  
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3. How is the Bachelor of Media Arts (B.Media Arts) different from the Bachelor of Arts (BA)?
The Bachelor of Media Arts provides students with a foundation of media production skills and an understanding of media industries. 
This foundation is enhanced with the completion of an area of emphasis from the following fields: Business, Creative Writing, Drama, Information Technology, International Studies, Public Policy and Tourism. Please see Degrees.                                                                
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4. Do I need to have a background in film or media to undertake topics in the Screen and Media Department?
It is not necessary to have any previous experience in media to enrol in Screen and Media topics in the BA or B Media Arts.  It is assumed that students applying for the BCA (Screen) or BCA (Digital Media) will have a  background in audio-visual media.                                                
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5. Can I do production work if I am studying Screen & Media within the BA program?
BA students majoring in Screen and Media may be eligible to enrol in production topics in the second and third years of their degree. 
As places in these classes are limited, eligibility is determined on the basis of academic achievement. Production topics are electives for the BA, and thus do not count towards fulfillment of your major requirements.
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6. Do I have to write essays in Screen and Media topics?
The BA, the B Media Arts and the BCA all require students to write academic essays as part of their assessment.
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7. If I am enrolled in a BA (or other Flinders degree), can I transfer into the B.Media?
You can apply to transfer between degrees via the Flinderslink process: http://www.flinders.edu.au/future-students/how-to-apply/undergraduate-study-applications/flinderslink.cfm. 
If your grades are good enough, as a Flinders student you are likely to gain a place.                       
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8. If I am studying Screen & Media within the BA (or other Flinders degree), can I transfer into the BCA?
There is no internal transfer to the BCA. Entry to the BCA requires a separate application through SATAC.                                   
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9. There are five streams in the BCA: Drama, Dance, Screen, Digital Media and Creative Writing. If I have gained enrolment into one of these streams, am I free to switch into one of the others?
There is no internal transfer between streams within the BCA. Entry to every BCA stream requires a separate application through SATAC.                                                                             
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10. Do you offer Honours and Postgraduate programs in Screen and Media?
Screen & Media offer Honours, Postgraduate Coursework degrees, and Research Higher degrees.  Please see Honours and Postgraduates .                                                                                                        
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11. What careers are related to the study of Screen and Media?
Flinders University has an established tradition of teaching film and media subjects, and our graduates can be found working in all areas of the screen culture industries. 
Students who choose to major in Screen and Media, whether in the BA, BMedia Arts or  BCA, develop a well-grounded knowledge of screen media and skills in analytical and
critical thinking.  Screen and Media graduates often pursue careers in film, television, digital games, arts administration, education or online industries; the BCA degrees,
in particular, are designed to provide students with entry-level skills in these areas.  Please also refer to Student News .
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