Monash University

Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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 Media, Film and Journalism
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton
CoordinatorDr Belinda Smaill


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


Honours studies in this area will advance students' knowledge and competencies in the discipline of film and screen studies.

Students are required to complete 48 points of study including a thesis, a compulsory coursework unit and one elective coursework unit. Students may also be required to attend a short methodology course. The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the film and screen studies honours coordinator.



Students complete one of the following options:

  • ATS4230 Arts honours thesis (24 points)
  • ATS4231 Arts honours thesis A (12 points) and ATS4232 Arts honours thesis B (12 points)

Coursework units

Students complete the following units:

Compulsory unit

  • ATS4002 Honours research methods seminar

Elective units

One of the following units:

  • ATS4235 Selected topics in theory and practice
  • ATS4279 Historical film theory and criticism
  • ATS4280 Contemporary film theory and criticism
  • a maximum of 12 points at fourth-year level from another discipline and/or institution with the permission of the film and screen studies honours coordinator.

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in film and screen studies must have completed a major in that discipline.

Contact details

Relevant courses

0003 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)