Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media)
Course summary for local students
2015 course information
|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
Rosemary Woodcock (for queries relating to Animation units)
+61 3 925 17765, email@example.com
Daniel Armstrong (for queries relating to Photography units)
+61 3 925 17656, firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Wilmot (for queries relating to Film units)
+61 3 925 17665, email@example.com
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|CRICOS course code||077404K|
|Deakin course code||A358|
New course version commenced 2013.
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.
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:
- Film or
- 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
Animation Core units
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|AMC102||3D WORLD BUILDING (formerly ACM138)|
|AMC100||Animation Narratives (formerly ACM132)|
|AMC104||Principles of Character Animation (formerly ACM133)|
|AMC203||Effects, Graphics and Compositing (formerly ACM225)|
|AMC200||Digital Animation (final offer 2015) (formerly ACM239)|
|AMC204||3D Character Animation (formerly ACM240)|
|AMC300||Pre-Production & Project Pitch (formerly ACM327)|
|ACC316||Collaborative Major Creative Project (2 credit points)(Fianl year of offer 2015)|
Film Core units
|ACF103||Writing with the Camera *|
|ACF104||Moving Pictures: Screening Film History|
|ACF105||Sound, Light, Motion|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|ACF201||Genre Form and Structure|
|ACF202||Documentary Production Practice|
|ACF206||Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis|
|ACF301||Independent Production Practice|
|ACF302||Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts|
|ACC316||Collaborative Major Creative Project (2 credit points)(final year of offer 2015)|
* ACF103 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.
Photography Core units
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2
|ACI102||Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1|
ACV110 Texts and Images 1: Ways of Seeing, Reading and Telling Stories [Final year of offer 2014]
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2
|ACI202||Advanced Digital Imaging|
|ACI301||Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice|
|ACI303||New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science|
|ACC316||Collaborative Major Creative Project (2 credit points) (Final year of offer 2015)|
|ACI302||Lighting Design 2|
In choosing electives, students are encouraged to consider taking a major sequence or individual units from the following Creative Arts major sequences listed in:
The following units are also available as elective options:
Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3
|ACC317||Communication and Creative Arts Internship A|
|ACC318||Communication and Creative Arts Internship B|
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units AIX160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Professional Writing for Work 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.
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.
Other Course Information
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.
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.