Undergraduate study in Screen Production

What you can study in Screen Production

The BA major in Screen Production is based on three levels of courses: core, schedule and elective.

The core Screen Production courses will develop your production skills in scriptwriting, directing, camera, sound and editing. They cover both fiction and factual genres.

The courses in the Screen Production schedule will complement the production core, providing you with an aesthetic, historical, social, and economic understanding of film and media texts and their respective industries.

Your elective courses will allow you to explore specific directions from a range of disciplines to customise your BA degree according to your personal interests and career goals.

Enrolling in Screen Production

You can apply for the Screen Production major after completing your first year of study.

You need to take COMMS 100 and MEDIA 101 in your first year to be eligible for the Screen Production programme in Stage II.

The Screen Production major includes SCREEN 200 and SCREEN 201. A total of 40 students will be admitted to the major. Selection will be based on your grade in MEDIA 101 and a completed application form designed to test your creative abilities and lateral thinking.

Enrolling in Stage III courses in Screen Production

After completing Screen 200 and 201, you will need to enrol in Stage III courses.

  • You must enrol in exactly two of the four offered Stage III courses.
  • Those who enrol first will get first priority until courses are filled.
  • All courses are limited to 20 students.

Application deadlines

  • Wednesday 15 January 2020 for all new Screen Production major applications
  • Tuesday 19 November 2019 for current students going into Stage III

Application to major in Screen Production

Submit this form if you have completed COMMS 100 and MEDIA 101 and would like to apply to major in Screen Production.

Structuring your major in Screen Production

You can take a major in Screen Production as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Screen Production. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You can apply for the Screen Production major after completing your first year of study.

You must pass the following courses as part of the Screen Production major:

  • MEDIA 101
  • One course from COMMS 100 and 104
  • Both SCREEN 200 and 201
  • Two courses from SCREEN 300–303

Meet a Screen Production student

Studying Screen Production taught Benjo Madrigal so much about the filmmaking process and what it takes to be in the industry.

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Screen Production, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.