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We live in a world of screens – screens that need content. The Bachelor of Screen Media provides students with the tools and the know-how to make compelling, in-demand content crossing the spectrum of film, television, documentary, web series, video games and interactive experiences.
Visual communicators of the future
At Western, we’re pioneering a curriculum that prepares graduates to become the visual communicators of the future. Using our world-class facilities, you will learn to write, produce, direct and edit your own original content whilst also serving as collaborators on your classmates’ productions. You’ll work on campus in our TV studio, fully fitted with multi-cameras, green-screen and professional lighting. We’ll show you how to shape your content in the edit suites, and enhance your productions in the large Mac labs. You can also borrow equipment from the loan store to shoot content on location.
In your first year you’ll gain a strong foundation in different approaches and genres, and get hands-on experience creating short pieces. You’ll learn best-practice filmmaking, camera, editing, sound, be introduced to animation and visual effects, and build an understanding of the business of the industry. As you progress through the degree, you will develop skills in digital storytelling, and explore virtual, augmented and mixed reality. From Day 1, you will start building your portfolio with content created in class, so that by the time you graduate, you will have a rock-solid showcase of your work to impress potential employers.
In your second and third years, you’ll have the opportunity to choose complementary subjects in either Journalism or Design, depending on your area of interest. If you’d like a future career creating short or long-form documentaries – insightful exposés of ex-world leaders or ‘tiger kings’, or highlighting the impact of climate change: choose the Journalism stream. Or if you’re more interested in creating interactive online experiences, apps and game design – choose the Design stream. Both streams complement the skills and knowledge you develop in your screen media subjects, further enhancing career opportunities.
Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.
For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,488*
Delivery: On campus
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"I have been able to create the work that I have always wanted to create; making me that much more passionate about sharing stories and issues relating to environmental and human injustice."
- Gaelle Khachan, Bachelor of Screen Media.
As a Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production) graduate, you may pursue a career as a:
- Visual Storyteller
- In-House Video Content Producer
- Documentary Maker
- Digital and Social Media Producer
- Games Designer
- Multimedia Editor
- Live Event Content Producer
- Interactive Experience Creator
- Sports Streaming Producer
Inspire audiences with untold stories about people, places and nature. Create story-driven documentaries that will engage viewers visually and emotionally and challenge what we know. This is an exciting time for documentary makers with an ever-increasing range platforms to showcase your documentary film or series.
Create beautifully produced, highly immersive social games. With a passion for playing and developing games, you’ll work as part of a team to help deliver new and exciting game experiences to players and commercial audiences. This is a fast-paced industry with a growing need for creative collaborators.
As a multimedia editor you’ll liaise with journalists and editors to create outstanding podcasts, audio and video for digital and social platforms. Produce video to enhance news and story articles, and edit with music and audio effects.
Live Streaming - Events
Capture the thrill and the action of live events, from sporting matches to music concerts. Crew positions include camera operator, studio technician, audio mixer, controller, and producer/director.
Video Content Producer
Work behind the camera or in ‘post-production’ at a Production Studio, and craft a variety of content, like primetime series, TV commercials, movie trailers, social/digital content, corporate video communication, interviews, and music videos.
Explore your potential in our $2 million, purpose-built media studio and industry-recognised television production subjects at Parramatta South campus.
At Western, we’ve built a network of industry partners who not only contribute to program content, but also provide opportunities for internships. Our partners include media channels, such as SBS, BBC, ABC and Channels 7, 9, and 10, and production houses such as CJZ (Cordell, Jigsaw, Zapruder) and Elastic Studios. We also have close partnerships with innovative tech companies producing immersive and interactive content, community organisations like Curious Works, and film festivals such as Antenna and Made in the West. These partnerships provide you with multiple opportunities to actually apply what you learn in class in the real world, making for an educational experience unlike any other.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.