Screen Studies

Edith Cowan University

18 months
45400 AUD/year
38450 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Master of Screen Studies offered at Edith Cowan University provides students with industry-level skills, a show-reel of production work and a strong analytical and theoretical foundation relating to digital screen production.


Students are able to pursue a major area of specialisation from the following fields: producing, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, sound, editing and production design. Students may also elect a secondary area of specialisation. 

The Master of Screen Studies offered at Edith Cowan University course includes the professional production of six short dramas and documentaries, a web-series, music and corporate videos and client-based projects.

A unique feature of the program is the relationship with the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). 

Students in the WAAPA acting department as well as costume, design, lighting, sound and production management are involved in the production of WA Screen Academy film projects.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a high level of interdependence and individual accountability through the critical evaluation of collaborative and individual processes or roles.
  • Demonstrate and reflect on cross-cultural awareness, including indigenous cultural competence and its application to screen production.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the recent developments in contemporary film, television and new media in an Australian and International context.
  • 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.
  • Design, evaluate, implement and analyse the theories, approaches and strategies of screen production to service clients and key stakeholders.
  • Generate innovative ideas and evaluate complex concepts in the pre-production, production and post-production of screen projects.
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise the theories, information, problems and technologies available during all stages of a screen project.
  • Reflect critically on the problems in the production process, then develop and apply sustainable solutions to overcome them.
  • Research, interpret and communicate the theories and methodologies required to adopt appropriate roles to successfully execute a screen project to specialists and non-specialists.
  • Research, plan, apply and defend ideas, creativity and innovative practice to execute pre-production, production and post-production screen projects.

Employment 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




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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

  • International

    45400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    38450 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38450 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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Screen Studies
Edith Cowan University