discipline

Film and television

Whether you’re into documentaries or short films, scriptwriting and editing skills plus knowledge of sound design and cinematography is a must. You can also tailor your film and television studies to branch out into other areas, such as photography or drama.

Unparalleled resources: we're one of the 1st unis in the world to offer RED EPIC cameras

Work experience: become more employable with industry placements

Career opportunities

Deakin film and television graduates find employment in fictional and factual production for cinema and television. Many are also involved in the corporate, educational and advertising sectors.

You may establish your own business in these fields, or become a freelance producer, director or script writer. You might decide to become a highly skilled crew member in the camera, lighting, sound, design and effects or editing departments.

You may also find work with broadcast TV stations and post-production houses, or in distribution, exhibition, archiving, research, screen education and cultural entrepreneurship.

Careers include:

  • Acting
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Production
  • Post-production
  • Script writing
  • Sound design

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

New course launching in 2018

From documentary to short narrative fiction, the new Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation will expose you to multiple production and post-production practices, enabling you to develop the skills to create every aspect of a variety of genres.
Learn more about the Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation

At uni I've had the opportunity to gain a true understanding of what it's like to work in the creative arts industry.

Emma Ring

bachelor of Creative Arts (film and television)

State-of-the-art facilities

Get inspired in the Deakin television broadcast studio, a high-definition television studio used by commercial broadcasters. You can also learn advanced cinema workflows with our Red Epic 5k cameras, the same ones Peter Jackson used to film The Hobbit.

Research with us

Got an interesting take on new or traditional media in film and television? Take your big idea further with a higher degree by research.

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Recent Deakin research

Visual networking: keeping television on the box

Toija Cinque and David Marshall examined the future of television arguing that faster broadband and internet-enabled televisions to watch movies and shows when it suits the audience are the keys to television’s survival.

Our community

Find out what’s going on in the creative arts at Deakin.

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Work experience opportunities

Work experience plays a critical role in developing your employability; students who undertake placements and internships are highly sought-after by employers. Students of film and television have many work experience and networking opportunities prior to graduation.

The Marngrook Internship is offered annually, giving a number of Deakin students the opportunity to work on a full season of the Marngrook Footy Show. This grants hands-on experience in a long-running and well-regarded television show.

What do our students and staff say?

Film and television at Deakin

Lecturer Liz Bauch talks about the film and television course.

Student film showcase

‘Movement’ by Emma Sullivan is a short meditation on movement and stillness in our daily lives.

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