Screen Media, Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0268

Previous Code: M1135.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

The Screen Media major provides students with fundamental skills and knowledge in screen media. Areas of study include the exploration of different screen genres and approaches, practical hands-on experience creating commercial, narrative and documentary projects, enhancing screen content using animation and visual effects, plus the application of immersive augmented/virtual reality. This major enables professional communicators to effectively create impactful content in a range of diverse industries (for example within a corporation or for their own business, or within a Public Relations/Advertising Agency).

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Jacki Montgomery

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points, with at least 30 credit points at Level 3, as follows.

Please note the Screen Media program is currently being enhanced and further details will be available in due course. Subjects under development are not yet accessible by hyperlink.

Creative Industries Students

Note: Creative Industries students must complete either COMM 1015 Foundations of Media Arts and Production or COMM 1039 Introduction to Screen Media prior to enrolling in the Screen Media major.

Subject Title Credit Points
Level 1
COMM 1041Screen Media Fundamentals10
COMM 1037Digital Narrative10
Level 2
COMM 2051Animation and Visual Effects10
COMM 2053Narrative: Fictional Screen Media10
COMM 2052Documentary: Factual Screen Media10
Level 3
COMM 3047Episodic Screen Media10
COMM 3048Immersive Screen Media10
Select one of the following:10
Internship
Personal Branding Strategies: Build and Manage Your Career Profile
Total Credit Points80

Recommended Sequence

Full-time start-year intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Autumn session
COMM 1041Screen Media Fundamentals10
COMM 2051Animation and Visual Effects10
Spring session
COMM 1037Digital Narrative10
COMM 3048Immersive Screen Media10
Autumn session
COMM 2053Narrative: Fictional Screen Media10
COMM 2052Documentary: Factual Screen Media10
Spring session
COMM 3047Episodic Screen Media10
Select one of the following:10
Personal Branding Strategies: Build and Manage Your Career Profile
Internship
Total Credit Points80

Full-time mid-year intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Spring session
COMM 1037Digital Narrative10
COMM 2051Animation and Visual Effects10
Autumn session
COMM 1041Screen Media Fundamentals10
COMM 2053Narrative: Fictional Screen Media10
Spring session
COMM 3047Episodic Screen Media10
COMM 3048Immersive Screen Media10
Autumn session
COMM 2052Documentary: Factual Screen Media10
Select one of the following:10
Personal Branding Strategies: Build and Manage Your Career Profile
Internship
Total Credit Points80