Honours - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the change register for details.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


NOTE: This area of study has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at

Completing your degree with BA (Honours) in film and television studies gives you distinct advantages in the professional world. Having an honours degree indicates to any prospective employer that you have studied your chosen discipline in depth and that you have engaged in original research. This means that you will have demonstrated a greater capacity for independent thinking and individual motivation. Taking the honours program in film and television studies will allow you to sharpen your knowledge of the discipline, preparing you for further research in the area and employment in the field.

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in film and television studies must have completed a major in that discipline.

Further information about the film and television studies honours program can be obtained from the film and television studies honours coordinator:


Students are required to complete 48 points of study including a thesis, a compulsory coursework unit and one elective coursework unit. Students may also be required to attend a short methodology course.

The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the film and television studies honours coordinator; contact details available at


Students complete one of the following options:

Coursework units

Students complete the following units:

Compulsory unit

  • ATS4002 Honours research methods seminar

Elective units

One of:

  • ATS4235 ECPS Selected topics in theory and practice
  • APG4279 Historical film theory and criticism
  • APG4280 Contemporary film theory and criticism
  • a maximum of 12 points at fourth-year level from another discipline and/or institution with the permission of the film and television studies honours coordinator.

Contact details

Relevant courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 0082 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws