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Film and Video

Available to continuing students only (unit set code - MJ-A000046.1)

Burwood (Melbourne)


The Film and Video major sequence aims to develop students' creative and critical thinking while providing a practical and theoretical grounding in the production and application of film, video and television. The sequence puts these media in the historical and social context of the institutions, technologies and artistic and personal forces from which they have emerged.

In level 1, students learn formal and theoretical concepts through analysis of case studies and a series of projects which demand individual input, team collaboration, as well as recording, filming, direction, and post-production techniques. Collaborative skills are extended in level 2 through investigation of team management, narrative, representation, editing, and audiences, as well as the relationship between the actor, director, producer and exhibitor.

Students also undertake case studies in genre and the creative practices and aesthetic approaches of significant practitioners or movements. The final level provides opportunities for students to develop unique and individual creative practices through units including Documentary Production Practice which explores the use of actuality in narrative, as well as the Independent Production Practice, which explores non-representational, contemplative and oppositional structures, together with strategies that rework or synthesise conventional forms.

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACM116 Screen Practices  


Trimester 2

ACM111 Sound, Light, Motion  

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Level 2
Trimester 2

ACM236 Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis  


Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM213 Genre Form and Structure  

ACM237 TV Studio Production  

Level 3
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ACM318 Independent Production Practice  


Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  *

* ALX321 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of 6 units in the specific discipline major sequence. Students also require permission from the discipline supervisor.



The following unit is available as an elective in addition to the major sequence:


Trimester 3


ACM337 Film and Television Study Tour of China  

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