Film, television and animation

Discipline

From the screens of televisions and films to mobile phones, computers and tablets, Film, television and animation at Deakin explores the relationship between the design, production, reception and exhibition of contemporary culture and through our newest technologies.

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

Careers include:

  • acting
  • animator
  • augmented reality
  • cinematography
  • directing
  • editing
  • freelancing
  • lighting design
  • motion design
  • motion capture performance
  • post-production
  • production
  • script writing
  • sound design
  • virtual reality.

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.

Film, TV and animation course

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 (PDF, 1.2MB)

New design 3D animation course

The new Bachelor of Design (3D Animation) will prepare you for a career in motion design. You'll explore a variety of platforms including film, TV, advertising, web, motion capture and game design.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Design (3D Animation) (PDF, 4.4MB)

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.

Learn more about researching with us

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, television and animation 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.

Animation student Andrew talks about his one-year paid internship at GM Holden.

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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