Graduate Diploma of Digital Film

Course summary for current students


2015 course information

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Digital Film
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075369B
Deakin course codeA618

New course version commenced 2012.

Course version for continuing students who enrolled prior to 2013.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Digital Film allows students creative freedom while engaging in learning professional film and video production practices. The program caters for students who have not previously studied in the field to gain foundation skills and is designed to also offer postgraduate options for graduates from the Bachelor of Film and Digital Media or an equivalent degree.  The program provides specialist and practical studies to gain professional digital film production knowledge and opportunities to apply this knowledge in a range of production forms.

Alternative exits

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 Graduate Diploma of Digital Film, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of Units from the prescribed list, including core unit ACF700 Writing with the Camera undertaken in the first trimester of enrolment.

Course structure

Note: Students who commenced their studies prior to 2011 may need to contact the course director for further course advice Tel: 03 925 17665 Email:

Core units

ACF700Writing with the Camera

Elective units

ACC700Communication and Creative Arts Internship

ACM702 Directing: Techniques and Aesthetics [Final year of offer 2014]

ACM703 Cinematography [Final year of offer 2014]

ACM704 Film and Video Editing [Final year of offer 2014]

ACF702Television Commercial Production

ACF705Documentary Production Practice