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Film Studies provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the history and contemporary significance of film as a medium and cinema as an institution. Our Film Studies major offers a comprehensive and innovative program of study that gives students the critical and practical skills to understand, analyse, and work with the most popular art form of the 20th and 21st centuries. Film and related screen media forms are examined in their historical, cultural, and technological contexts, enabling students to develop an international perspective on the place and history of film in global media culture.

Studying Film Studies at UNSW

The study of Film Studies at UNSW is conducted through the School of English, Media and Performing Arts. Film can be studied as a major sequence within the Bachelor of Arts and combined degree programs. An Honours program is available, as is postgraduate study.

Film Studies can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name At the Level of Plan
3400 Arts Major MEFTC13400
3403 Arts Major
3427 Music/Arts Major FILMA13427
3428 Media (Media Production) Minor FILMA23428
3429 Media (Comms & Journalism) Minor FILMA23429
3433 Media (Screen & Sound) Minor FILMA23433
3434 Media (PR and Advertising) Minor FILMA23434
3525 Commerce/Arts Major
3526 Economics/Arts Major
3539 Commerce (Liberal Studies) Major FILMA13539
3703 Engineering / Arts Major FILMA13703
3841 Arts/Medicine Major FILMA13841
3930 Science/Arts Major
3931 Advanced Science/Arts Major FILMA13931
3933 Advanced Mathematics/Arts Major FILMA13933
4035 Social Work/Arts Major FILMA14035
4760 Arts / Law Major FILMA14760
4806 Art Theory/Arts Major FILMA14806
4812 Fine Arts/Arts Major FILMA14812

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