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.
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, in distribution, exhibition, archiving, research, screen education and cultural entrepreneurship, or in motion design, motion capture performance, augmented reality and virtual reality.
- Script writing
- Sound design
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 (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.
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
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.
At uni I've had the opportunity to gain a true understanding of what it's like to work in the creative arts industry.
bachelor of Creative Arts (film and television)
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.
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.
Find out what’s going on in the creative arts at Deakin.
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.
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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