Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||077370D|
|Deakin course code||A351|
Explore the professional technologies, creative practices and insightful theories of screen production within a dynamic setting strongly linked to the creative arts and communications industry. Apply to study a Film and Television course.
The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) at Deakin University provides a hands-on education using state of the art technology within an inspiring creative arts environment. Deakin Film & Television students have the flexibility to be multi-skilled and to create their own specialist skill-sets within the broad and dynamic fields of screen production and screen culture. The course includes units in studio and location production, film analysis, creativity and the business of freelance work alongside overseas study tours and opportunities for internships with leading production companies.
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.
In Deakin Film and Television, 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 changing 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 academic staff (who are active in screen production themselves) together with special guests from industry.
Fees and charges
This section is for:
- all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
- domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
- all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.
* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
This section is for:
- all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
- all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.
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
Students who commenced 2013-2014 should follow the course rules and structure shown in the handbook for their year of commencement.
|ACC100||Communication in Everyday Life|
|ACC101||Creativity and Dangerous Ideas|
|ACF103||Writing with the Camera (Formerly ACM112)|
|ACF104||Moving Pictures: Screening Film History (Formerly ACM120)|
|ACF105||Sound, Light, Motion (Formerly ACM111)|
|ACF106||Screen Practices (Formerly ACM116)|
|ACC200||Freelancing in the Arts|
|ACF201||Genre Form and Structure (Formerly ACM213)|
|ACF202||Documentary Production Practice (Formerly ACM217)|
|ACF205||Television Production (Formerly ACM237)|
|ACF206||Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis (Formerly ACM236)|
|ACF301||Independent Production Practice (Formerly ACM318)|
|ACF302||Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts (Formerly ACC307)|
|ACF303||Narrative Film and Television Project (2 credit points)|
Electives and Course Map
Students are encouraged to consider taking units from the following recommended electives:
|ACC317||Communication and Creative Arts Internship A|
|ACC318||Communication and Creative Arts Internship B|
|ACF320||Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema (Formerly AAM319)|
Other Course Information
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.