Film, in all its genres and formats, continues to be a leading art form and major means of communication of our time.

The Film Minor will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of film culture. You will look at the new digital environment, viewer expectations of film, genre, and questions surrounding documentaries, national cinema and the political and social context of films.

You will carry out close analysis of films and new media, identifying and evaluating current convergences between cinema and new media. You will also learn to relate films to their historical, social and cultural contexts.

Building on an acquired understanding of the elements of film technique, you will address questions of narrative, sound, spectatorship, and a consideration of film as social and cultural document.

As part of the Film Minor, you can apply to complete an internship at the National Film and Sound Archive. The internship counts as academic credit towards your degree.

Career options

Film studies provides you with a range of portable vocational skills. Graduates have found places in film institutions such as the Australian Film Commission and the National Film and Sound Archive. Graduates have also found employment in film and media outlets, teaching film in schools, and filmmaking itself.

Study options

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