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Study Screen Arts at Curtin

Screen Arts

Undergraduate major

Combine production skills, creativity and theory to create diverse and innovative screen projects.

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  • Qualification
    Screen Arts Major (BCA)
  • Credit
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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

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Transferable skills

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In your final year, you’ll write, direct or produce a major screen production to industry standard.

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Screen-based media is an extensive industry that is growing in exciting new directions.

This major prepares you for comprehensive opportunities in the expanding screen-based media industry.

You will learn to apply screen theories to create your own works, whether in the realm of factual events or drama.

You’ll use Curtin’s advanced production facilities to develop the technical and practical skills of an effective visual storyteller. These facilities include:

  • Western Australia’s largest working television studio in a tertiary setting
  • a suite of high-definition cameras
  • sound recording, lighting and grips equipment
  • editing, grading and audio postproduction labs.

In your final year you’ll write, direct or produce a major screen production to industry standard.

This major combines theory and practice. You'll develop practical and analytical skills while developing an understanding of a growing multiplatform industry.

If you choose to study Screen Arts as a single major, you’re encouraged to choose elective units from within the discipline, to enhance your understanding and career opportunities.

Screen Arts is offered as part of the Bachelor of Creative Arts

You can also study Screen Arts as part of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce double degree.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • Screen-based media and entertainment is one of the most consistent growth industries over the past 20 years. This industry is expected to grow and expand in new directions with new opportunities.
  • Screen production and communication skills are valued across a range of industries, offering varied and interesting career opportunities locally and internationally.
  • Screen production, writing and studies connect with a variety of disciplines, providing opportunities for a wonderfully creative and rewarding career.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Career information


  • Film / TV / video director
  • Production assistant / producer
  • Camera operator / director of photography
  • Sound recordist / designer
  • Picture editor
  • Multi-platform developer
  • Post-production producer
  • Script writer
  • Screen critic / curator.


  • Film and television
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
  • Events.

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theories, methodologies, histories and production skills and techniques relating to a diverse range of screen media and arts as well as apply them to the development and production of high quality screen-based work
  • apply critical thinking, creative experimentation and entrepreneurial skills so as to realise academic and creative practice-based outcomes
  • communicate ideas effectively to a range of audiences utilising a variety of screen forms, genres and platforms
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the cultural and intercultural significance of screen media, as well as local/global media cultures, trends, practises, influences and opportunities; and reflect this in their academic and creative practices
  • demonstrate respect for cultural diversity within Indigenous Australia, the wider community and University environment in academic and creative practice works and activities
  • employ ethical and best practice strategies for creative collaboration that will enhance their skills and resilience for working in a dynamic industry

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Arts degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-SCRAR
  • Last updated on: 06/10/2022