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|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||077370D|
|Deakin course code||A351|
New course commenced 2013.
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.
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.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
|ACM112||Writing with the Camera (B) *|
|ACM120||Moving Pictures: Screening Film History (B)|
|ACM111||Sound, Light, Motion (B)|
|ACM116||Screen Practices (B)|
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2
|ACM213||Genre Form and Structure (B)|
|ACM217||Documentary Production Practice (B)|
|ACM237||TV Studio Production (B)|
|ACM236||Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis (B)|
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2
|ACM318||Independent Production Practice (B)|
|ACC307||Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts (B)|
|ACC316||Collaborative Major Creative Project (B, S) (2 credit points)|
* ACM112 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.
In choosing electives, students are encouraged to consider taking a major sequence or individual units from the following Creative Arts major sequences listed in:
The following units are also available as elective options in each trimester:
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3
|ACM337||Creative Arts International Project Or Study Tour|
|ALX321||Creative Industries Internship (B, G, X)|
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, workshop exercises and tests.
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 Support.