ATS4281 - Professional screen pathways: Research, industry and practice - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Film and Screen Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Julia Vassilieva


Dr Julia Vassilieva

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


Acceptance into Arts Honours degree


The unit exposes students to a range of professional pathways within Screen Studies, aiming to facilitate transition either to further study or to work in the screen industries. The unit complements and caps first, second and third year units in Film and Screen Studies by offering students the opportunity to apply theoretical and methodological concepts to practice-based contexts, such as criticism, reviewing, curation, programming, policy-making, funding application and publication. Where relevant, external practitioners will be engaged to offer workshops and masterclasses in order to share their expertise and experience.


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

  1. identify and understand a range of professional pathways extending from film and screen studies, including further research and professional work in the screen industries;
  2. research and write for criticism and publication, developing a PhD or a conference proposal and creating a professional profile;
  3. analyse the social, political and industrial contexts in which film and screen practices operate around the world;
  4. evaluate and communicate film and screen practices within the contexts of social and community engagement;
  5. contextualise various film and screen practices and research within broader industrial developments and demands.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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