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English and Screen Studies


English and Screen Studies at ANU encompasses the study of English literature (American literatures; Australian literatures; British and Irish literatures; world literatures; drama; literary and cultural theory) and Screen Studies (film and television studies; media studies; digital and computational literary studies). Within these fields, we offer a wide range of subjects to study including fiction, film, poetry, drama, new media, and creative writing.

English and Screen Studies at ANU draws upon written and visual texts from all stages of history and all parts of the English-speaking world and also celebrates the communicative traditions of our First Nations people by embedding Indigenous texts and knowledges into our teaching and learning.

Screen Studies explores the rich history of moving pictures and their transformation into today's rapidly changing screen cultures- from silent films to streaming services. Screens mediate our daily lives and our understanding of the world past and present. Screen Studies prompts students to examine how screen media create meaning, how they allow us to cross borders, and explore ideas of culture, gender, language, and national identity in the context of globalisation.

Our teaching is constantly evolving and engaged with current events and cutting-edge research in the discipline. We lead centres for our research that are defining the Australian landscape of literary studies, including the Centre for Early Modern Studies and the Centre for Australian Literary Cultures.

In addition to examining the work of others, students are encouraged to produce their own critical and creative works, based on the inspiration they draw from the works they study, and the advice offered by the experienced and passionate lecturers in the program.

Check the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics website for more information on the faculty, research, projects, latest news, upcoming events and more.

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Degree programs

Bachelor of Arts

Key facts

2 in Australia
21 for Arts and Humanities in World*

3 year full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131003
CRICOS Code: 074016B

Graduate Certificate of Studies

Key facts

0.5 Year FT or 3 Year PT
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830584
CRICOS Code: 082261M

PhD & MPhil

Key facts

2-4 Year FT or 4-8 Year PT
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

My brilliant career

ANU led me to Griffin, Griffin led me to Woroni, Woroni led me to internships, internships led me to HerCanberra.

Beatrice Smith, BA '15

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“Choosing to study at ANU was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made because it has given me a world-class education in a unique student environment.”

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