- 2018



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts


Dr Jonathan Driskell

Contact details

Social sciencesSocial sciences (http://www.monash.edu.my/study/undergraduate/arts-social-sciences/bachelor-arts-social-sciences)



Screen studies involves historical, textual and critical approaches to film and television, and related new screen technologies. The screen studies major covers Asian and European national cinemas, a range of directors and genres, early and contemporary cinema, film stardom and popular television genres.

Emphasis is given to a variety of historical, critical and theoretical methods of analysis appropriate to the study of the moving image, including formal, institutional, reception based and cultural studies approaches, consideration of issues relating to the intersection of ideology and culture, the representation of gender, race and class, and questions concerning the relations between film and television and new technologies.


Screen studies is listed in the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences at Malaysia as a minor.


Upon successful completion of the minor, students will be able to:

  1. analyse and evaluate the key concepts, theoretical perspectives and scholarly debates in screen theory
  2. apply key theoretical approaches of screen studies to contemporary and historical narrative and non-narrative forms of film, television and online screen media, and communicate findings in written, oral and audio-visual form
  3. critically engage with and reflect upon contemporary and historical practices of cinema and television criticism.


Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).

Students complete:

  1. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):
    • AMU1304 Television studies: Forms and approaches
    • AMU1305 Film studies: Forms and approaches
  2. Two level 2 or level 3 units (12 points):

Relevant courses

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • A2006 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives.