Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional)

with a major in Cinema and Screen Studies – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

BA-MCMPROF Degree including work placement Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Selected major: Cinema and Screen Studies

Go beyond traditional film and television studies by examining how screen industries and technologies interact around the world. Develop the skills, knowledge, and industry experience necessary to work in a range of Screen Culture sectors including Exhibition, Distribution, Development, Curation, Education, and Management. Explore film and TV from a wide variety of genres, cultures, industry perspectives, and production styles. Interrogate the role of Screen Media in perpetuating as well as challenging knowledge systems and power imbalances. Benefit from a range of industry links with leading Screen Culture organisations. Build a portfolio of real-world projects and outputs that showcase your skills and experience. Use professional-standard software to develop the transferable skills and digital literacies necessary to navigate today’s screen industries and anticipate tomorrow’s opportunities. 

The Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional) is designed to prepare you for a variety of roles in the dynamic and ever-changing industries associated with media and communication.

The degree takes a strategic approach to media and communication and links theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to operate effectively in diverse settings within the industry.

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. This Professional Degree includes a mandatory 12-month paid work placement. You'll benefit from Swinburne’s unique industry partnerships, gain invaluable full-time work experience and earn credit towards your degree. In your final year, you'll also have the opportunity to apply your learning in a professionally focused, industry-linked project relevant to your major study area.

Graduates will be well qualified for roles in settings such as agencies, not-for-profits, government departments, small business and large corporate organisations.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 28 February 2022
  • Semester 2 - 1 August 2022

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4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Full-time, Part-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400210841 (CSP)
  • 3400210843 (IFP)