Equip yourself with production and management skills, working with state of the art production facilities including a full high-definition broadcast television studio by studying a Graduate Diploma of Television Production at Deakin. Find out more about the course or apply now.
Study a comprehensive, hands-on course to kick-start your career in television production.
The Graduate Diploma of Television Production is designed to provide Film and Television and Communication students and professionals with advanced academic and professional skills in television production.
The course links theory and television practice with the development of critical and academic skills. The emphasis in the course will be on television production practice in a rapidly changing environment. Students will be able to produce broadcast quality television and television advertisements. The emphasis of this course is on television production practice in a rapidly changing environment. Once completed, you’ll be able to produce broadcast-quality television and television advertisements.
As television programming influences culture more and more, the demand for quality television – and therefore well-trained television production graduates – is rising.
From cinematography to the changing landscape of television to documentary principles to advertisements and beyond, there is a huge range of interesting material to study in this course.Read More
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Television Production, students must successfully complete 6 of the units listed below and 2 electives.
Electives may be chosen from the remaining units below or from any other postgraduate course in the School of Communication and Creative Arts; students who intend to move from a diploma to a Masters are strongly advised to take
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor Degree in any discipline OR
- a Graduate Certificate in any discipline OR
- at least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above.
Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:
- If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
- If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.
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.
* One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. 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 your course.
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.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
Graduates of the course will find employment with public and private broadcasters. However, as indicated previously small independent production houses are key employers for graduates of film and television courses. Regardless of the type of organisation, employers are looking for graduates who are technically proficient, demonstrate independent and creative thinking and who are above all autonomous problem solvers. Students will be equipped to understand the context of program innovation and industry change.
For more information go to DeakinTALENT
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to
|Effectively communicate the intent, design approaches and ideas in television production through written, oral and digital form to a range of audiences.|
|Evaluate requirements for, make recommendations in relation to, and use high level digital television production technologies to create television products.|
|Develop, research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes for television productions, through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice.|
|Apply narrative, aesthetic, technical, logistical, organisational, critical and Interpersonal skills and knowledge to create film and television productions.|
|Demonstrate initiative and reliability, an ability to self-evaluate and manage time and resources to full-fill the obligation of working in a collaborative environment and to identify, evaluate and research project needs and solutions|
|Demonstrate the ability to work in different capacities in a range of production team models in television production.|
|Demonstrate an awareness of cultural and social diversity and issues of globalisation in the making of film and television productions.|
Approved by Faculty Board November 2017
How to apply
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Credit for prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Faculty contact information
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 03 9246 8100