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Screen Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-SCART Humanities
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
STAT entry Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

The screen arts major combines essential analytical, creative and practical production skills to provide you with an excellent springboard for a career in the film, television and allied screen industries. 

You will choose to specialise in either screen production or screen studies.

Screen arts is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals. Tutoring includes regular access to industry professionals, particularly in your Third Year.

You will work with professional-level equipment in a challenging, creative environment. Our television studio features pedestal-mounted cameras with a fully equipped control room supported by a digital server.

All field equipment includes the latest HD picture and audio devices: e.g. Sony NX3, Sony 300, Sony 400, Sony F5 and FS7 and Black Magic. Post-production is done on the industry-standard Adobe Premiere-Pro CC, Da-Vinci Resolve on the latest Mac-Pro terminals with industry standard monitors.

The latest ProTools audio software is used in our digital sound-mixing suite. In addition to the dedicated editing and sound suites, you will have 23-hour access to high-speed Mac laboratories with script and special effect software.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.


Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

TAFE requirements

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Multimedia Developer
  • Writer
  • Film, Stage and Television Director
  • Film and Television Editor
  • Broadcasting Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Audiovisual Technician
  • Film and Television Camera Operator
  • Film and Television Lighting Operator
  • Film and Television Producer's Assistant
  • Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Production Designer
  • Researcher
  • Media Teacher

Possible careers


To pursue a career in film or television we recommend completing a double major with one of:

Film/Games Animator

If you're seeking a career in this field we recommend taking a double major with one of:

Advertising and Corporate Media Production

For this career path we recommend completing a double major with one of:

Why Screen Arts?

  • Screen-based media and entertainment is one of the most consistent growth industries over the past 20 years. This industry will continue to grow and expand in new directions with new opportunities.
  • Screen production and communication skills are valued across a range of industries, offering varied and interesting career opportunities locally and around the world.
  • Screen production, writing and studies connect with a variety of different disciplines, providing opportunities for a wonderfully creative and rewarding career.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.