Global Screen Studies: Beyond Hollywood

MDA30011 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods

Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


150 credit points



Aims and objectives

This unit explores and uses a range of analytic frameworks within screen studies to familiarise students with diverse traditions of international film and television, and allow them to conduct in-depth research into a selected aspect of screen culture.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Formulate arguments that draw on and critique the differences between relevant theories and evidence as they pertain to the field of cinema and screen studies.
2. Recognise and reflect on social, cultural, and ethical issues relating to screen and screen industries in local and international contexts.
3. Interpret and communicate ideas, problems and arguments in a range of screen contexts.

Courses with unit

BA-ARTS3 Bachelor of Arts
BA-ARTS3PROF Bachelor of Arts (Professional)
BB-ARTBUS1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
BB-ARTSC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
BB-EDSART Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BB-LAWART Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts
BA-MCMN Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-HSCMCMN Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-LAWMCMN* Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Media and Communication
BA-MCMPROF Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional)
BA-SCRNPRD Bachelor of Screen Production