A Film Studies major is an interdisciplinary program of study coordinated from the Department of Art History and Film Studies. Students are able to study the history of cinema, film theory and criticism, film aesthetics and style as well as the relationship between film and other disciplines.
The entry requirements for the major are 18 junior credit points taken from Part A of the table of units of study, including either ARHT1002 Modern Times: Art and Film or ENGL1025 Fiction Film and Power. A major in Film Studies consists of at least 36 credit points at senior level which must include the compulsory core unit of study: ARHT2652 Silent to Sound Cinema and at least three of the following four units of study:
ARHT2653 Memory of the World: Key Films and Directors;
ARHT2655 Modern Cinema: Modes of Viewing;
ARHT2656 National and Transnational Cinema; and
ARHT2657 Contemporary Hollywood
ARHT2658 American Independent Film
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
Art History, English, Philosophy