Master of Film and Video

Course summary for current students


2015 course information

Award granted Master of Film and Video
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code061386E
Deakin course codeA718

Course version for continuing students who enrolled prior to 2012.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Film and Video 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.  Major project work will be undertaken through a program that supports students to make original and unique work and to be able to situate their concepts and ideas within contemporary film making cultures and theory.

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Fees and charges

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  • 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 Master of Film and Video, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:

  • the core units ACF700 Writing with the Camera (which must be undertaken in first trimester of enrolment) and  ACM723: Visual Research : Theory & Methodology (ACM723 final year of offer 2014)
  • a minimum of 2 credit points of Research Projects
  • 8 credit points from the prescribed list of units below.

Note. Students wishing to submit film production proposals as research projects must have successfully completed ACC707 (ACC707 final year of offer 2014) and ACM713 (ACM713 final year of offer 2014) or equivalent undergraduate units.

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

Research Project units

ALX720Minor Research Project (2 credit points)

Or, both following units:

ALX715Research Project A (2 credit points)

ALX716Research Project B (2 credit points)

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