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Master of Screen Studies

Edith Cowan University

18 months
48150 AUD/year
40800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Screen Studies offered at Edith Cowan University teaches you the art and craft of storytelling. We explore the global environment for screen production, the ethics, the dynamics, the opportunities and the challenges of a professional career as a screen storyteller.


In this Master of Screen Studies offered at Edith Cowan University, students are introduced to VR and feature film production, and will have the opportunity to professionally produce short dramas and documentaries, client-based projects and a web-series.

The academy has state-of-the-art production and post-production facilities, and our strong connections with the professional screen industry allows us to engage skilled local and national industry guests and tutors.

We also work closely with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, including their actors, composers, costume, set design and sound students.

As a student, you can choose producing, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing or sound as a specialisation. Whatever your choice, there will be a focus on developing your professional attributes and employability to help you find, create and sustain meaningful work across your career lifespan.

The WA Screen Academy is a member of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinema et de Television (CILECT).

Course Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the recent developments in contemporary film, television and new media in an Australian and International context.

Demonstrate and reflect on cross-cultural awareness, including indigenous cultural competence and its application to screen production.

Demonstrate knowledge of research principles, methods and trends required to produce screen projects.

Demonstrate mastery of the theories, history, trends, characteristics and methods required to successfully plan and execute screen projects.

Reflect critically on the problems in the production process, then develop and apply sustainable solutions to overcome them.

Investigate, analyse and synthesise the theories, information, problems and technologies available during all stages of a screen project.

Generate innovative ideas and evaluate complex concepts in the pre-production, production and post-production of screen projects.

Research, interpret and communicate the theories and methodologies required to adopt appropriate roles to successfully execute a screen project to specialists and non-specialists.

Design, evaluate, implement and analyse the theories, approaches and strategies of screen production to service clients and key stakeholders.

Research, plan, apply and defend ideas, creativity and innovative practice to execute pre-production, production and post-production screen projects.

Demonstrate a high level of interdependence and individual accountability through the critical evaluation of collaborative and individual processes or roles.

Career Opportunities

This Masters degree prepares graduates for employment in the professional screen industries.

Possible future job titles

Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Screen Studies 
  • Specialist Workshop 
  • Production Preparation  
  • Screen Project: Drama 
  • Screen Project: Documentary 
  • Screen Project: Client-Based

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 083664F 

  • All applicants are required to provide a personal statement. A detailed CV should also be provided. Additionally applicants must attend an interview, and provide a showreel, and have completed a related undergraduate degree or equivalent 3 years industry experience, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can provide a folio.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48150 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48150 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    40800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40800 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 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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