Faculty of Arts and Education

Information for Faculty of Arts and Education students

Film Study Tours

For destinations, dates, and forms, visit Study Abroad and Exchange website: Faculty Study Tours

Forms and applications - Submiit application forms to the Study Abroad and Exchange office, or email to

Academic staff contact - Simon Wilmot

Funding available:

Eligible students may also wish to apply for an O/S Help Loan. HECS students can borrow up to approx $5000 which accumulates onto their HECS debt. More information can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/student-exchange/exchange/cover-costs.php#seven

Units: ACM337 / ACM737

In 2012 Film Study Tour students travelled to:

 Kelabit Highlands Project, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia
A unique opportunity to make a documentary film in another country.

 USA (LA and NY) - Film Study Tour

In 2011 the film study tour was to the United States and about the great US film culture. The tour visited Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York to experience the source of the the blockbuster feature film and major TV series that are so much a part of viewing culture.

The tour also provided an opportunity for students to learn about the greater richness and diversity of film culture in the US and to experience the popular culture of the US as being of-a-people-and-a-place, rather than just part of a non-specified global media (a context that tends to lose some unique qualities of this diversity).

Examples of itineraries
(view is restricted to Current Students)


This Study Tour is an awesome once-in-a-lifetime experience that I highly recommend to everyone!

My favourite part truthfully was the entire trip! Listening to the lecturers at Whistling Woods, getting some hands-on experience with the impressive equipment they had (including a crane!), exploring the ancient temples, dancing their traditional ‘stick’ dance for hours, meeting the friendly students at Xavier College were all such great experiences. We were given the responsibility of mentoring a group of students from Xavier with making a short observational film in the streets of Mumbai, and the students were given the responsibility of looking after us foreigners.

Learning the Indian culture was amazing. During our free time we were able to explore the streets and nightlife of India. If you have the opportunity to participate in the Bollywood Study Tour, I recommend you take it! with enthusiasm and excitement of the wonders that lie in store.

Jessica Mason (Bollywood study tour 2008)

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13th December 2013