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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 Writing for Professional Practice 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

ACM138 3D Animation 1: Screen Space, Layout, Landscape  (Re-coded AMC102 from 2015)

ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment  

 

Trimester 1

ACM132 Introduction to Animation  (Re-coded AMC100 from 2015)

 

Trimester 2

ACM133 Animation Principles and Practices  (Re-coded AMC104 from 2015)

 

 

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACN203 Digital Studio  

 

Trimester 1

ACM225 Effects, Graphics and Compositing  (Re-coded AMC203 from 2015)

 

Trimester 2

ACM239 Digital Animation  (Re-coded AMC200 from 2015)

ACM240 3D Animation 2: Character and Performance   (Re-coded AMC204 from 2015)

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACM327 Advanced Animation  (Re-coded AMC300 from 2015)

 

Trimester 2

ACM308 Delivering Moving Images  (Re-coded AMC301 from 2015)

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

 

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

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  

Film Core units - unit set code - MJ-A000059

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACM112 Writing with the Camera  *

ACM120 Moving Pictures: Screening Film History  

 

Trimester 2

ACM111 Sound, Light, Motion  

ACM116 Screen Practices  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM213 Genre Form and Structure  

ACM217 Documentary Production Practice  

ACM237 TV Studio Production  

 

Trimester 2

ACM236 Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis  

 

Level 3

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM318 Independent Production Practice  

 

Trimester 1

ACC307 Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts  

 

Trimester 2

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

 

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

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  

 

* ACM112 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.

Photography Core units - unit set code MJ-A000049

Level 1

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACM101 Still Images  

ACM102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1  

 

Trimester 2

ACV110 Texts and Images 1: Ways of Seeing, Reading and Telling Stories  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACM203 Photographic Practice  

ACM204 Contemporary Photography  

ACM207 Advanced Imaging  

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ACM202 Advanced Digital Imaging  

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACM328 Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice  

 

Trimester 1

ACC308 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science  

 

Trimester 2

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

ACM335 Studio and Professional Photography  

 

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

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  

Minor sequences

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

 

Animation

ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment  

ACM132 Introduction to Animation  (Re-coded AMC100 from 2015)

ACM138 3D Animation 1: Screen Space, Layout, Landscape  (Re-coded AMC102 from 2015)

ACN203 Digital Studio  

ACM240 3D Animation 2: Character and Performance   (Re-coded AMC204 from 2015)

ACM308 Delivering Moving Images  (Re-coded AMC301 from 2015)

 

Creative and Media Arts Theory


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

 

ACT102 Criticism, Narrative and Contexts  ***

ACT203 Art and the Politics of Censorship  ****

ALC208 Researching Media: Texts, Audiences and Industries  

 

Creative Entrepreneurship

ACC301 Freelancing in the Arts  ****

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  *

* ALX321 also offered in trimester 3

 

Cultures and Contexts

AAM219 Contemporary Australian Cinema  *

AAM220 Cinemas and Cultures  

ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment  

ACT102 Criticism, Narrative and Contexts  ***

ACT303 Art and the Politics of Censorship  ****

* AAM219 also offered trimester 3


Dance

ACD101 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A  

ACD102 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B  

ACD105 Ballet for Contemporary Movers  

ACD110 Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness  

ACD203 Contemporary Dance Practice and History A  

ACD204 Contemporary Dance Practice and History B  

 

 

Drama

ACP101 Principles of Live Performance  

ACP177 Modern and Postmodern Drama  

ACP279 The Integrated Performer  

ACP280 Performance, Text, Realisation  

ACP323 Out of the Box: Theatre Practice in Alternative Contexts  

ACP378 Out of the Ether: Devised Performance  

 

Film

AAM219 Contemporary Australian Cinema  *

ACM112 Writing with the Camera  

ACM116 Screen Practices  

ACM120 Moving Pictures: Screening Film History  

ACM236 Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis  

ACM237 TV Studio Production  

* AAM219 also offered trimester 3


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 4384303 924 43843  or 03 924 4391003 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

ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment  

SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media  

SIT162 Interactive Media Systems  

SIT363 Authoring of Interactive Media  

SIT263 Interface Design  

SIT362 Unit description is currently unavailable  

 

Interdisciplinary Practice

ACC308 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science  

ACV211 Texts and Images II: in Quest of Story and Image  **

 

Motion Capture

AMC101 Introduction to Motion Capture  

AMC202 Animating Motion  

AMC303 Advanced Motion Capture  

 

Photography

ACM101 Still Images  

ACM102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1  

ACM203 Photographic Practice  

ACM204 Contemporary Photography  

ACC308 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science  

ACM328 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 A  

ACV102 Studio Art: Painting B  

ACT104 Art and Technology  

ACV203 Visual Narrative Studio  

ACV205 Studio Art: Painting C  

ACV206 Studio Art: Painting D  

 

** ACV211 not offered 2014, re-offered 2015 subject to approval.

*** ACT102 not offered 2013, re-offered 2014 subject to approval.

**** ACT203/ACT303 and ACC301 are not offered 2014, reoffered 2015 subject to approval.

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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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