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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.

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Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 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.

 

 

 

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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

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

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Course structure

Animation Core units - unit set code MJ-AU00011

Level 1

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

AMC102 3D Animation 1: Screen Space, Layout, Landscape  (formerly ACM138)

 

Trimester 1

AMC100 Animation Narratives  (formerly ACM132)

 

Trimester 2

AMC104 Principles of Character Animation  (formerly ACM133)

 

 

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACN203 Digital Studio  

 

Trimester 1

AMC203 Effects, Graphics and Compositing  (formerly ACM225)

 

Trimester 2

AMC200 Digital Animation  (formerly ACM239)

AMC204 3D Character Animation  (formerly ACM240)

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

AMC300 Pre-Production & Project Pitch  (formerly ACM327)

 

Trimester 2

 

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

 

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

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A  

ACC318 Communication and Creative Arts Internship B  

Film Core units - unit set code - MJ-A000059

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACF103 Unit description is currently unavailable  *

ACF104 Unit description is currently unavailable  

 

Trimester 2

ACF105 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF106 Unit description is currently unavailable  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACF201 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF202 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF205 Unit description is currently unavailable  

 

Trimester 2

ACF206 Unit description is currently unavailable  

 

Level 3

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACF301 Unit description is currently unavailable  

 

Trimester 1

ACF302 Unit description is currently unavailable  

 

Trimester 2

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

 

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

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A  

ACC318 Communication 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

ACI101 Still Images  

ACI102 Pixel 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

ACI203 Photographic Practice  

ACI204 Contemporary Photography  

ACI201 Advanced Imaging  

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ACI202 Advanced Digital Imaging  

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACI301 Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice  

 

Trimester 1

ACI303 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science  

 

Trimester 2

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

ACI302 Lighting Design 2  

 

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

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A  

ACC318 Communication and Creative Arts Internship B  

Minor sequences

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

 

Animation

AMC100 Animation Narratives  (formerly ACM132)

AMC102 3D Animation 1: Screen Space, Layout, Landscape  (formerly ACM138)

ACN203 Digital Studio  

AMC204 3D 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  

ALC208 Researching Media: Texts, Audiences and Industries  

 

Creative Entrepreneurship

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

ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A  

ACC318 Communication and Creative Arts Internship B  

 

Cultures and Contexts

AAM220 Cinemas and Cultures  

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

ACT303 Art and the Politics of Censorship  


Dance

ACD101 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A  

ACD102 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B  

ACD110 Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness  

ACD203 Contemporary Dance Practice and History A  

ACD204 Contemporary Dance Practice and History B  

 

 

Drama

ACP177 Genre and Performance  

ACP279 Voice, Body, Text  

ACP280 Major Performance Project: Page to Stage  

ACP323 Applied Theatre  

ACP378 Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre  

 

Film

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

ACF103 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF106 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF104 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF206 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF205 Unit description is currently unavailable  

 

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  

ACG102 Design and Typography  

ACG103 Design Skills  

ACG204 Design and Society  

ACG207 Professional Practice in Design  

ACG208 Branding Design  

 

 

Interactive Media

SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media  

SIT162 Interactive Media Systems  

SIT363 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SIT263 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SIT362 Unit description is currently unavailable  

 

Interdisciplinary Practice

ACI303 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science  

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

 

Motion Capture

AMC101 Motion Capture 101  

AMC202 Animating Motion  

AMC303 Advanced Motion Capture  

 

Photography

ACI101 Still Images  

ACI102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1  

ACI203 Photographic Practice  

ACI204 Contemporary Photography  

ACI303 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science  

ACI301 Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice  


Professional and Creative Writing

ALW101 Writing Craft  

ALW102 Writing Spaces  

ALW227 Script Writing: Focus On Fiction  

ALW225 Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out  

 

Visual Arts

ACV101 Studio Art: Painting and Practice A  

ACV102 Studio Art: Painting and Practice B  

ACV114 Art and Technology  

ACV203 Visual Narrative Studio  

ACV205 Studio Art: Painting and Practice C  

ACV206 Studio Art: Painting and Practice D  

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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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