Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Film and television studies offers graduate studies in:

  • alternative film and video
  • American film
  • Asian film (Indonesian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Hong Kong, Indian)
  • Australian film and television
  • documentary film studies
  • European film (especially French cinema)
  • film aesthetics (form, style, narrative)
  • film and television genre studies
  • film history
  • histories of film theory and criticism
  • international film cultures and institutions
  • teen film and television
  • women and cinema
  • women and television.


Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)

Students complete 48 points at level four including one research unit, at least one methodology unit and elective units from the list below.

Research unit

  • APG4447 Research essay in film and television studies

Methodology units

  • APG4279 Historical film theory and criticism
  • APG4280 Contemporary film theory and criticism

Elective units

  • APG4448 Experimental screen culture
  • APG4449 Critical studies in television
  • an approved 12 point level four unit from a related discipline with the approval of the course coordinator
Course coordinator

Dr Belinda Smaill

Further courses

For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant courses

  • 3937 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

*By research.