Bachelor of Film and Digital Media

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Film and Digital Media
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060430C
Deakin course codeA358

Course version for continuing students who enrolled prior to 2013.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Film and Digital Media comprehensively explores the theories, techniques and practices of a major media discipline, enabling you to build your skills in a range of other creative arts theory and practices.

The major disciplines of Film, Animation and Photography focus on the development of the creative and analytic skills required to successfully apply technique in professional and artistic practices. You will be exposed to diverse histories of the mediums and the critical and theoretical ways in which these mediums can be analysed and received.

The degree comprises study in many areas including narrative structure, exhibitions and folios, project management, visual language, online collaboration and exhibition, digital video and TV studio production, short filmmaking, history and theory of film making, character animation, special effects, darkroom and digital manipulation, small to large photographic formats and photographic history and theory.

The course will prepare you for the opportunities and challenges of the media and creative industries by allowing cross disciple collaboration, multi-skilling, internships, international study and study in professional practice and entrepreneurship. The program draws upon the expertise of its staff - who are active media practitioners, and the industry - through visiting, special guest and casual academic staff.


Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units AIX160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Professional Writing for Work which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.

Prerequisites

Because a number of disciplinary studies are cumulative in knowledge, technical competencies and/or study and research skills there are prerequisites which direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.

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

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Film and Digital Media a student must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 12 credit points from one of the three major sequences:
  • 12 credit points of electives which may comprise 4-credit-point minor sequences to add a further specialism, or electives from across the Faculty of Arts and Education (or other University courses as approved)
  • no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1

Course structure

Animation Core units - unit set code MJ-AU00011

Level 1
Trimester 1 or trimester 2

AMC1023D WORLD BUILDING (formerly ACM138)

Trimester 1

AMC100Animation Narratives (formerly ACM132)

Trimester 2

AMC104Principles of Character Animation (formerly ACM133)

 

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACN203Digital Studio

Trimester 1

AMC203Effects, Graphics and Compositing (formerly ACM225)

Trimester 2

AMC200Digital Animation (final offer 2015) (formerly ACM239)

AMC2043D Character Animation (formerly ACM240)

Level 3

Trimester 1

AMC300Pre-Production & Project Pitch (formerly ACM327)

Trimester 2

ACC316Collaborative Major Creative Project (2 credit points) (Final year of offer 2015)

The following units are also available in addition to the major sequence:

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

 

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

Film Core units - unit set code - MJ-A000059

Level 1
Trimester 1

ACF103Writing with the Camera *

ACF104Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

Trimester 2

ACF105Sound, Light, Motion

ACF106Screen Practices

Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACF201Genre Form and Structure

ACF202Documentary Production Practice

ACF205Television Production

Trimester 2

ACF206Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACF301Independent Production Practice

ACF302Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts

Trimester 2

ACC316Collaborative Major Creative Project (2 credit points) (Final year of offer 2015)

The following unit is also available in addition to the major sequence:

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

 

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

* ACF103 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.

Photography Core units - unit set code MJ-A000049

Level 1
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACI101Still Images

ACI102Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1

Trimester 2

ACV110 Texts and Images 1: Ways of Seeing, Reading and Telling Stories [Final year of offer 2014]

Level 2

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACI203Photographic Practice

ACI204Contemporary Photography

ACI201Alternative Imaging

Trimester 2

ACI202Advanced Digital Imaging

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACI301Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice

Trimester 1

ACI303New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science

Trimester 2

ACC316Collaborative Major Creative Project (2 credit points) (Final year of offer 2015)

ACI302Lighting Design 2

The following units are also available in addition to the major sequence:

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

 

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

Minor sequences

Select 4 credit points over 2 levels from the minor sequences listed below:

Animation

AMC100Animation Narratives (formerly ACM132)

AMC1023D WORLD BUILDING (formerly ACM138)

ACN203Digital Studio

AMC2043D Character Animation (formerly ACM240)

Creative and Media Arts Theory


Students intending to study at honours level should complete the units listed below:

ACT102 Criticism, Narrative and Contexts [Final year of offer 2014]

ACT203 Art and the Politics of Censorship [Final year of offer 2014]

ALC208Researching Media: Texts, Audiences and Industries

Creative Entrepreneurship

ACC301 Freelancing in the Arts [Final year of offer 2014] 

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

Cultures and Contexts

AAM220Cinemas and Cultures

ACT102 Criticism, Narrative and Contexts [Final year of offer 2014]

ACT303 Art and the Politics of Censorship [Final year of offer 2014]

Dance

ACD101Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A

ACD102Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B

ACD110Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness

ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

Drama

ACP177Genre and Performance

ACP280Major Performance Project: Page to Stage (2 credit points)

ACP323Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts

ACP378Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre (2 credit points)

Film

AAM219 contemporary Australian Cinema (AAM219 Final year of offer 2014)

ACF103Writing with the Camera

ACF106Screen Practices

ACF104Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

ACF206Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis

ACF205Television Production

Visual Communication Design (formerly Graphic Design)

Note: Students who commenced studies prior to 2011 may need to contact Student Services office for course advice.   Burwood (Melbourne) Tel 03 924 43843 or 03 924 43910 artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au

ACG101 Design Fundamentals (Final year of offer 2014)

ACG102Design and Typography

ACG103Design Skills

ACG204Design and Society

ACG207Professional Practice in Design

ACG208Branding Design

Interactive Media

SIT161Principles of Interactive Media

SIT162Interactive Media Systems

SIT363Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT263Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT362Unit description is currently unavailable

Interdisciplinary Practice

ACI303New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science

ACV211 Texts and Images II: in Quest of Story and Image [Final year of offer 2014]

Motion Capture

AMC101Motion Capture Fundamentals

AMC202Animating Motion

AMC303Advanced Motion Capture

Photography

ACI101Still Images

ACI102Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1

ACI203Photographic Practice

ACI204Contemporary Photography

ACI303New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science

ACI301Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice

Professional and Creative Writing

ALW101Writing Craft

ALW102Writing Spaces

ALW227Script Writing: Focus On Fiction

ALW225Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out

Visual Arts

ACV101Studio Art: Painting and Practice A

ACV102Studio Art: Painting and Practice B

ACV114Art and Technology

ACV203Visual Narrative Studio

ACV205Studio Art: Painting and Practice C

ACV206Studio Art: Painting and Practice D


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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