Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

Explore the professional technologies, creative practices and insightful theories of screen production within a dynamic setting strongly linked to the creative arts and communications industry. Apply to study a Film and Television course.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) at Deakin University provides a hands-on education using state of the art technology within an inspiring creative arts environment. Deakin Film & Television students have the flexibility to be multi-skilled and to create their own specialist skill-sets within the broad and dynamic fields of screen production and screen culture. The course includes units in studio and location production, film analysis, creativity and the business of freelance work alongside overseas study tours and opportunities for internships with leading production companies. 

Film and television are multidisciplinary creative forms, so this course also provides access to the theory and practice of other creative arts including photography, animation and motion capture, drama, dance, visual arts and visual communication design. You can further tailor your own set of skills and knowledge by taking elective units from across the University.

The major discipline of film and television focuses on the development of the creative and analytic skills required for successful, professional and artistic practice. The degree comprises study in many areas including narrative genre and structure, documentary and experimental forms, team and project management, visual language, digital cinematography and editing, sound design, high definition broadcast TV studio production, scriptwriting and short filmmaking. 

In Deakin Film and Television, you will be exposed to a range of historical, theoretical and critical approaches to the production, reception and analysis of global screen culture.

The course will prepare you for the changing opportunities and challenges of the media and creative industries by allowing cross-discipline collaboration, multi-skilling, internships, international study, and study in professional practice and entrepreneurship. The program draws upon the expertise of its academic staff (who are active in screen production themselves) together with special guests from industry.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

3 years full time

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

VTAC code

1400516223 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place

Deakin code

A351

CRICOS code

077370D

Level

Undergraduate

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Entry requirements

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.  Some courses may have additional entry requirements.

Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants.  Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

Cloud studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to:

  • Compose and design moving images and sound to communicate ideas
  • Employ established film and television genres, forms and styles.
  • Plan and manage film and television production.
  • Devise film and television productions using the common approaches to narrative and non-narrative in film and television.
  • Integrate cultural and gender diversity in the creation of and representation in, film and television.

Communication

Effectively communicate the intent, design approaches and ideas in creative work through written, oral and digital form to a range of audiences. 

Digital literacy

Evaluate requirements for, make recommendations in relation to, and use high level digital film and television production technologies to create film and television products to be distributed through a range of digital platforms.

Critical thinking

Develop, research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes for making film and television productions, through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice. 

Problem solving

Apply narrative, aesthetic, technical, logistical, organisational, critical and Interpersonal skills and knowledge to produce film and television productions. 

Self-management

Demonstrate initiative and reliability, an ability to self-evaluate and manage time and resources to fulfil the obligation of working in a collaborative environment and to identify, evaluate and research project needs and solutions.

Teamwork

Demonstrate the ability to work in different capacities in a range of production team models in film and television production. 

Global citizenship

Demonstrate an awareness of cultural and social diversity and issues of globalisation in the making of film and television productions. 

Approved by Faculty Board October 2015

 

Course Structure

For students commencing from 2015:

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) a student must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 15 credit points of compulsory core units
  • 9 credit points of electives
  • no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1

Students who commenced 2013-2014 should follow the course rules and structure shown in the handbook for their year of commencement.

15

Core units

9

Elective units

24

Total

Level 1

  • Communication in Everyday Life ACC100
  • Creativity and Dangerous Ideas ACC101
  • Writing with the Camera ACF103 (Formerly ACM112)
  • Moving Pictures: Screening Film History ACF104 (Formerly ACM120)
  • Sound, Light, Motion ACF105 (Formerly ACM111)
  • Screen Practices ACF106 (Formerly ACM116)
  • 2 Electives

    Level 2

  • Freelancing in the Arts ACC200
  • Genre Form and Structure ACF201 (Formerly ACM213)
  • Documentary Production Practice ACF202 (Formerly ACM217)
  • Television Production ACF205 (Formerly ACM237)
  • Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis ACF206 (Formerly ACM236)
  • 3 Electives

    Level 3

  • Independent Production Practice ACF301 (Formerly ACM318)
  • Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts ACF302 (Formerly ACC307)
  • Narrative Film and Television Project ACF303 (2 credit points)
  • 4 Electives

    Electives and Course Map

    Students are encouraged to consider taking units from the following recommended electives:

  • Communication and Creative Arts Internship A ACC317
  • Communication and Creative Arts Internship B ACC318
  • Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema ACF320 (Formerly AAM319)
  • How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Course pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

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    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
    Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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    Additional course information

    Assessment

    Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, seminar exercises and tests.

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


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