Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

Course summary for international students

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Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusNo
Length

3 years full time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code077370D
English language requirements

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

Clearly-in ATAR
Burwood (Melbourne): 71.00
VTAC Codes1400516223 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code A351
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course 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.

Cloud (online) 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.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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 rules

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.

Course structure

Level 1

ACC100Communication in Everyday Life

ACC101Creativity and Dangerous Ideas

ACF103Writing with the Camera (Formerly ACM112)

ACF104Moving Pictures: Screening Film History (Formerly ACM120)

ACF105Sound, Light, Motion (Formerly ACM111)

ACF106Screen Practices (Formerly ACM116)

2 Electives

Level 2

ACC200Freelancing in the Arts

ACF201Genre Form and Structure (Formerly ACM213)

ACF202Documentary Production Practice (Formerly ACM217)

ACF205Television Production (Formerly ACM237)

ACF206Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis (Formerly ACM236)

3 Electives

Level 3

ACF301Independent Production Practice (Formerly ACM318)

ACF302Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts (Formerly ACC307)

ACF303Narrative Film and Television Project (2 credit points)

4 Electives

Electives and Course Map

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

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

ACF320Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema (Formerly AAM319)

 

Course Map

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).  Some courses may have additional entry requirements.

Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

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/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php

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)

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Other 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.