- 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

Offered by

School of Media, Film and Journalism

Contact details

Media communicationMedia communication (https://arts.monash.edu/bachelor-of-media-communication/)



Screen industries, technologies and cultures are changing faster than ever before. This specialisation provides you with the knowledge to understand these transformations, navigating how film, television and newer screen formats have led to and function within contemporary media ecologies. You will study an extensive range of units covering historical, analytical and practical approaches to screen content and formats from around the world. In this, you will consider current academic debates concerning the shift from local to global and analog to digital economies, and also address issues to do with the representation of gender, race and class on screen. The screen specialisation also combines conceptual and practical video production skills relevant to a broad range of media platforms and screen cultures.


Students complete:

Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):

  • ATS1304 Introduction to television studies
  • ATS1305 Introduction to film studies

One level 2 cornerstone unit (6 points) chosen from:

  • ATS2529 Australian film and television: Local and global
  • ATS2962 Now showing: Contemporary approaches to film and television

One level 3 capstone unit (6 points) chosen from:

  • ATS3969 Film and television studies in the digital era
  • ATS3970 Performing film and television criticism with new technologies

Six units (36 points) chosen from:

  • the remaining cornerstone, capstone unit, media practice labs or from the elective list below

Screen electives

  • ATS2535 Storytelling in film and television: From classical narrative to art cinema
  • ATS2538Not offered in 2018 Film and television institutions
  • ATS2983 Screen project: From film theory to digital video practice
  • ATS3539Not offered in 2018 Asian cinema and television
  • ATS3540Not offered in 2018 Documentary and realism in film and television
  • ATS3xxx Film festivals
  • ATSxxxx Melbourne city screen culture
  • ATSxxxx Text translation

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • A2002 Bachelor of Media Communication

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Media Communication component in the following double degrees:

  • B2028 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Media Communication
  • F2009 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Media Communication