Master of Screen Studies

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Provides students with industry-level skills, a show-reel of production work and a strong analytical and theoretical foundation relating to digital screen production. Students are able to pursue a major area of specialisation from the following fields: producing, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, sound, editing and production design. Students may also elect a secondary area of specialisation. The course includes the professional production of six short dramas and documentaries, a web-series, music and corporate videos and client-based projects. A unique feature of the program is the relationship with the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Students in the WAAPA acting department as well as costume, design, lighting, sound and production management are involved in the production of WA Screen Academy film projects.


9 units: 180 credit points


  • Screen studies
  • Production preparation
  • Screen project: Drama
  • Screen project: Documentary
  • Screen project: Client-based
  • Screen project: Multicam

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to provide a personal statement. A detailed CV should also be provided. Additionally applicants must attend an interview, and provide a showreel, and have completed a related undergraduate degree or equivalent 3 years industry experience, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can provide a folio.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Lawley Domestic: $37,800
International: $44,730
No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Related careers: Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound. Non-Standard Timetable: Students enrolling at the start of the year can elect to complete the course over 12 months or 18 months. Students choosing mid-year entry will be required to complete the course over 18 months.

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