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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media)

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$23,280* AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code077404K
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code A358
VTAC Codes
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

New course version commenced 2013.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (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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Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

 

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

 

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

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Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media) you will be readily equipped with skills appropriate for employment in the expanding media industries. Your opportunities will include positions such as a creative director, art director or graphic designer within the multimedia industry or within the creative departments of more traditional media industries.

 

In multimedia your career opportunities may include working on the production of CD-ROMs, interactive games and online services such as webpage design. These opportunities exist within industry enterprises, corporations and institutions such as education, entertainment, government and other service industries. There are also employment opportunities in traditional media industries such as film and television.

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Course rules

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

  • 12 credit points of core units which must be selected from one of:
    • Animation
    • Film or
    • Photography
  • 12 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

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Course structure

Animation Core units

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)

Film Core units

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)

 

* ACM112 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.

Photography Core units

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  

ACC308 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science  

 

Trimester 2

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

ACM335 Studio and Professional Photography  

Electives

In choosing electives, students are encouraged to consider taking a major sequence or individual units from the following Creative Arts major sequences listed in:

 

Animation

Drama

Film Studies

Photography

Visual Arts

Visual Communication Design

Dance

 

The following unit is also available as an elective option:

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  

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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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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

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Entry requirements - specific

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

Pathways

This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines.  Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives.  Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives.  There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.

On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career.  Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision.  Further honours information.

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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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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