Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusNo
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100
artsed@deakin.edu.au

LevelUndergraduate
Clearly-in ATAR
Burwood (Melbourne): 71.00
VTAC Codes1400516221 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
CRICOS course code077370D
Deakin course code A351

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Explore the professional technologies, creative practices and insightful theories of screen production within a dynamic setting strongly linked to the creative arts and communications industry. Apply to study a Film and Television course.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) at Deakin University provides a hands-on education using state of the art technology within an inspiring creative arts environment. Deakin Film & Television students have the flexibility to be multi-skilled and to create their own specialist skill-sets within the broad and dynamic fields of screen production and screen culture. The course includes units in studio and location production, film analysis, creativity and the business of freelance work alongside overseas study tours and opportunities for internships with leading production companies. 

Film and television are multidisciplinary creative forms, so this course also provides access to the theory and practice of other creative arts including photography, animation and motion capture, drama, dance, visual arts and visual communication design. You can further tailor your own set of skills and knowledge by taking elective units from across the University.

The major discipline of film and television focuses on the development of the creative and analytic skills required for successful, professional and artistic practice. The degree comprises study in many areas including narrative genre and structure, documentary and experimental forms, team and project management, visual language, digital cinematography and editing, sound design, high definition broadcast TV studio production, scriptwriting and short filmmaking. 

In Deakin Film and Television, you will be exposed to a range of historical, theoretical and critical approaches to the production, reception and analysis of global screen culture.

The course will prepare you for the changing opportunities and challenges of the media and creative industries by allowing cross-discipline collaboration, multi-skilling, internships, international study, and study in professional practice and entrepreneurship. The program draws upon the expertise of its academic staff (who are active in screen production themselves) together with special guests from industry.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) you will be readily equipped with skills appropriate to the expanding film, television, digital media and allied communication and entertainment industries. Graduates may find employment in fictional and factual production for cinema and television and in the corporate, educational, music video and advertising sectors. You may establish your own business in these fields, work as a freelance producer, director and script writer or as a highly skilled crew member in the camera, lighting, sound, design and effects or editing departments. You may also find work with broadcast TV stations, facility and post-production houses or in distribution, exhibition, archiving, research, screen education and cultural entrepreneurship. Graduates have launched their careers with national awards and international recognition (through film festivals) for their student work. Deakin’s internship program, industry traineeships and scholarships have also provided a start to successful careers in the field.
 
Graduates acquire a range of knowledge and skill beyond those specific to film and television or the creative arts. These include theoretical knowledge and extensive practical experience in teamwork, research, writing, project management and public presentation. 

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Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to:

  • Compose and design moving images and sound to communicate ideas
  • Employ established film and television genres, forms and styles.
  • Plan and manage film and television production.
  • Devise film and television productions using the common approaches to narrative and non-narrative in film and television.
  • Integrate cultural and gender diversity in the creation of and representation in, film and television.

Communication

Effectively communicate the intent, design approaches and ideas in creative work through written, oral and digital form to a range of audiences. 

Digital literacy

Evaluate requirements for, make recommendations in relation to, and use high level digital film and television production technologies to create film and television products to be distributed through a range of digital platforms.

Critical thinking

Develop, research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes for making film and television productions, through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice. 

Problem solving

Apply narrative, aesthetic, technical, logistical, organisational, critical and Interpersonal skills and knowledge to produce film and television productions. 

Self-management

Demonstrate initiative and reliability, an ability to self-evaluate and manage time and resources to fulfil the obligation of working in a collaborative environment and to identify, evaluate and research project needs and solutions.

Teamwork

Demonstrate the ability to work in different capacities in a range of production team models in film and television production. 

Global citizenship

Demonstrate an awareness of cultural and social diversity and issues of globalisation in the making of film and television productions. 

Approved by Faculty Board October 2015

 

Course rules

For students commencing from 2015:

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) a student must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 15 credit points of compulsory core units
  • 9 credit points of electives
  • no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1

Students who commenced 2013-2014 should follow the course rules and structure shown in the handbook for their year of commencement.

Course structure

Level 1

ACC100Communication in Everyday Life

ACC101Creativity and Dangerous Ideas

ACF103Writing with the Camera (Formerly ACM112)

ACF104Moving Pictures: Screening Film History (Formerly ACM120)

ACF105Sound, Light, Motion (Formerly ACM111)

ACF106Screen Practices (Formerly ACM116)

2 Electives

Level 2

ACC200Freelancing in the Arts

ACF201Genre Form and Structure (Formerly ACM213)

ACF202Documentary Production Practice (Formerly ACM217)

ACF205Television Production (Formerly ACM237)

ACF206Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis (Formerly ACM236)

3 Electives

Level 3

ACF301Independent Production Practice (Formerly ACM318)

ACF302Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts (Formerly ACC307)

ACF303Narrative Film and Television Project (2 credit points)

4 Electives

Electives and Course Map

Students are encouraged to consider taking units from the following recommended electives:

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

ACF320Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema (Formerly AAM319)

 

Course Map

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.  In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.  For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

In order to be considered for admission to an honours degree, applicants must have completed the requirements for an undergraduate degree or equivalent, and have results that indicate they are capable of undertaking an honours program.

Applicants are also advised to complete requirements and read further information which is found at the School of Communication and Creative Arts web page.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016

To see if this course is taking applications, check our Trimester 3 webpage. Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.

Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017

Apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.

Exceptions to submitting a VTAC application

If you are:

  • not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or
  • applying for a Deakin course, which is not listed on the VTAC website.

a direct application can be submitted to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.


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.