36 months
29330 AUD/year
14630 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Arts (Screen Studies and Popular Culture) offered at the Swinburne University of Technology  develop key critical thinking and communication skills to put your passion for a better world into a creative, meaningful career.

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From smart phones, to streaming services and VR, in this innovative major you’ll develop a sound understanding of the ways entertainment and screen technology interact.

Chart the history of screen technologies and use your creativity and initiative to anticipate what the future of entertainment will be. Then it’s over to you to create next generation entertainment projects in real world industry collaborations with screen industry experts.

In this Bachelor of Arts (Screen Studies and Popular Culture) offered at the Swinburne University of Technology you’ll examine how societies interact and evolve, how humans change the world, and how to develop plans of action - with a strong focus on building your confidence to make a difference.

Be part of crucial conversations about our future and offer solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. With a depth of knowledge and transferable skill set of analytical thinking, written and verbal communication, cultural competency, and digital literacy - you’ll be ready for a dynamic career across a range of industries that meets the demands of a tech first workforce.

Career opportunities

As a Swinburne Arts graduate, you’ll be well equipped for a broad range of career outcomes in any industry sector.

You’re likely to find work where employers put a high premium on well-developed skills in conceptual understanding, critical and creative reasoning, communication, collaboration, problem-solving and self-management.

Additionally, you may find career paths where your deep understanding of significant societal issues and knowledge around how to influence social change will be appreciated.

Depending on your study areas, you may find employment in advocacy, advertising, anti-corruption, business, consumer protection, community development, corrections, cultural services, entertainment, human rights, government, indigenous engagement, large multinational organisations, marketing, media and communication, NGO/aid work, public relations, unions, youth services, and writing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Screen Studies, Movies, Television, and Ourselves  
  • Screen Franchising and Innovation
  • Popular Culture of Asia
  • Global Screen Studies: Beyond Hollywood  
  • Screen Technology and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


300 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code- 088388C
  • Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees)
  • Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry upon completion of the STAT test.
  • Course prerequisites
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29330 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29330 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    14630 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14630 AUD per year during 36 months.

National fee is Commonwealth supported

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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