Film & TV courses

Get creative and cultural on big and small screens.

Why study TV and film?


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.

Immerse yourself in stories, record them, and share them. Explore the history, psychology, and philosophy of film and television. Enrol with a leading Australian university and study a TV and film course online through Open Universities Australia.

Cinema studies

Cinema studies is an exploration of cinematic meaning, themes, and techniques. Learn how to communicate ideas through script writing and film making.

New media

Observe and play a part in the explosion of new media, where platforms like YouTube have democratised online video. Get your message out. Be heard. Be seen.


Gaze back at the history of the small screen and focus on today’s notions of stardom. Unpack variations in this global medium that’s influenced by policy, industry practices, and aesthetics.

Discover related degrees

Undergraduate GRF-ART-DEG-2023

Bachelor of Arts

Available majors

  • Major in Art History
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Criminal Justice
  • Major in History
  • Major in Journalism
  • Major in Literature
  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Screen and Media Studies
  • Major in Sociology

Undergraduate GRF-COM-DEG-2023

Bachelor of Communication

Available majors

  • Major in Journalism
  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Business Communication
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Screen and Media Studies

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