Screen and design research

Research in screen and design spans media and communications, cultural studies, film, television and digital media, and design studies. 

Our researchers explore the impact of new technologies, innovative storytelling, documentary film, entertainment production and the impact of design on cultural production. The fields of persona and celebrity studies are leading areas of our research.

Research on all types of screen

In film, television and digital media, researchers generate studies of the film archive and of auteurship, studies of the film industry and analyses of particular films, and the production of experimental, documentary and feature films.

We're engaged in grants involving the digital humanities and the application of digital technology to theorising the conceptual space of cinema history. Another key focus is the combination of experimental film production with theoretical writing in relation to expanded conceptions of cinema.


Exploring identity and industry

Researchers in media and communication studies are investigating new kinds of public visibility, public communication and the public representation of personal identity.

Researchers working on new sub-fields of persona and celebrity are exploring the diversity and complexity of contemporary publics, including defining the idea of the pluralisation of the public sphere in a world-first context.

The field of entertainment production studies focuses on the segmentation of the film market and the reflexive character of the global film industry today.


Researching representation

Researchers working in cultural studies explore cultural policy and cultural representations. Their work is based on excellent publication records on audience research, working on arts policy and the cultural politics of festivals.

Design researchers explore new codes of representation and communication in the context of their cultural impact, with a special interest in Indigenous Australian issues. There is also a special emphasis on the use of emerging technologies in communication design.

Our researchers

  • Professor Sean Redmond
  • Associate Professor Dirk de Bruyn
  • John Cumming
  • Dr Meghan Kelly
  • Dr Russell Kennedy
  • Simon Wilmot
  • Dr Victoria Duckett
  • Dr Donna McRae
  • Tonya Meyrick
  • Dr Lienors Torre
  • Joel Zika
  • Dr Rosemary Woodcock
  • Dr Vikrant Kishore
  • Dr Martin Potter
  • Liz Baulch
  • Dr Jordan Vincent

Contact us

SCCA research enquiries
Dr Emily Potter
+61 3 9244 6842
Email Dr Potter