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Introduction to Film & TV

Film and television courses prepare you to engage with today’s ubiquitous media environment. That might mean anything from pursuing a career in movie or tv production, to watching a film with your critical eye.

TV and film can reflect and affect people’s daily lives, dreams, and aspirations. Being able to decode the language of the screen unlocks the politics, economics, and cultures of both the maker and their audience.

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Griffith University


Bachelor of Arts

Innovators, communicators and creators start here!

Develop critical thinking, writing, and research skills in demand across all industries. You can follow your passion with majors and electives that interest you. Develop connections through peer learning, networking, and work experience.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Art History,  
  • Creative Writing,  
  • Criminal Justice,  
  • History,  
  • Journalism,  
  • Literature,  
  • Public Relations,  
  • Screen and Media Studies,  
  • Sociology,  
University of the Sunshine Coast


Bachelor of Communication

With a focus on social media or journalism

One of the most flexible communications degrees on offer. Majors include music, screen media, theatre, and visual communication. With so much choice, you can tailor your degree to your career goals. Become a creative professional and work in media.

100% online

Swinburne University of Technology

Create and communicate content in an evolving media landscape

Take in the fundamentals of media studies, then explore the evolution of print, broadcast and digital media. You’ll learn how to create content and manage social media, preparing you for professional media roles in the communications industry.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Online film & TV subjects and short courses

La Trobe University


Adaptations: From Novel to Netflix

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of South Australia


Introduction to Video Production

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 18 Sep 2023

Griffith University


Image, Text and Culture

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 06 Nov 2023

University of New England


French Cinema

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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