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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code077370D
Deakin course codeA351

New course commenced 2013.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) comprehensively explores the theories, techniques and practices of screen production and screen culture. 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. 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 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 staff – who include active film and television producers, and the industry – through special guests and casual academic staff.

Pathways

This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines.  Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives.  Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives.  There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.

On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career.  Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision.  Further honours information.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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

 

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Course structure

For students commencing from 2015:

 

Core units

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACF103 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF104 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACC100 Creative Communications Practice  

1 Elective

 

Trimester 2

ACF105 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF106 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACC101 Creativity, Imagination and Dangerous Ideas  

1 Elective

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACF201 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF205 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACC200 Freelancing in the Arts  

1 Elective

 

Trimester 2

ACF202 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF206 Unit description is currently unavailable  

2 Electives

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACF301 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF302 Unit description is currently unavailable  

2 Electives

 

Trimester 2

ACF303 Unit description is currently unavailable  

3 Electives

 

Elective units

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

 

Trimester 1 or Trimester 3

ACF320 Contemporary Australian Cinema  

 

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A  

ACC318 Communication and Creative Arts Internship B  

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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.

 

Cross-institutional arrangements
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Services.

 

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