Do you love movies? Binge watch Netflix? Follow every TV show? Then Cinema and Screen Studies at Swinburne might just be right for you.

With streaming services, Smart TVs, and shared universes, the boundaries between film and television have begun to blur. Understanding this era of screen convergence is essential to thrive in today’s creative industries and anticipate tomorrow's.

Cinema and Screen Studies moves beyond traditional film or television studies by exploring how these industries and artforms interact. You’ll explore film and TV from a wide variety of genres, regions and production styles.

When you take on our cinema and screen studies courses you’ll benefit from a range of industry guest lectures and relationships with organisations such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Village Roadshow, Lido Cinemas and MonsterFest, plus take part in excursions and interactive assignments.

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  • Dr Liam Burke is the coordinator of the Cinema and Screen Studies Major at Swinburne University of Technology.

    TEACHER PROFILE

    Swinburne's own superhero (expert)

    Meet Dr Liam Burke, media studies lecturer and resident superhero expert. Liam recently helped organise Cleverman: The Exhibition at ACMI, which explored the story of Australia's first Indigenous superhero TV series. He's also written and edited books on the subject, spoken at San Diego Comic-Con and Supernova Melbourne, and is currently researching exactly why fans connect with superheroes. What a marvel!

Our industry partners and affiliates

ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) 

Village Roadshow Cinemas

AIDC (Australian International Documentary Conference)

Irish Film Festival

Lido Cinemas

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  • "Cinema and screen studies allowed me to critically look at popular film and television. I enjoyed learning from experienced tutors and lecturers who were constantly there for support. Their feedback helped me grow as a writer and feel more confident in my own work."

    Annika , Studying Cinema and Screen

  • STUDENT EXPERIENCE

    Speaking up about film

    Cinema and screen studies student Hannah was a member of the inaugural Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) Critics Lab. Designed to support the next generation of Australian women-identified critics, the MWFF Critics Lab provided Hannah with the opportunity to pursue her interest in writing about film.

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