Screen Studies and Popular Culture
From screens to streams and VR, how we experience screen media entertainment is set to alter our perception of reality entirely. Explore how we got to where we are today and discover what’s needed to create virtual world entertainment for future audiences.
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. Browse our courses to find detailed course information, application dates, entry requirements, fees, subjects, ATAR calculator and more.
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Swinburne's Superheroes & Me claims international award
Many of us have a superhero. For some, they can become almost an obsession.
Swinburne's Associate Professor Liam Burke and Swinburne graduate Mark Hellinger examine this obsession and the many ways that superheroes inspire us in their recent documentary.
The result, Superheroes & Me, received Best Documentary Short at the 2020 FantaSci Awards.
Our industry partners and affiliates
ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
Village Roadshow Cinemas
AIDC (Australian International Documentary Conference)
ACTF (Australian Children's Television Foundation)
The Swinburne Advantage
An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities.
We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before.
Swinburne students map new pathways for ACMI visitors
Students from Swinburne’s Bachelor of Arts created new interactive experiences called Constellations for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) visitors as part of its $40 million transformation.
The Constellation is a large-scale, data-driven exhibit that connects visitors to films, TV series, artworks and video games outside ACMI.
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