Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media)

Course summary for local students

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Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Tel 03 5227 3379 or 03 5227 2477

artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au


Melbourne Burwood Campus
Tel 03 9246 8100

artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au


Warrnambool Campus
Tel 03 556 33314
artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au


Off campus
Tel 03 522 73387
artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au

 

Course Director

John Cumming, +61 3 925 17644, john.cumming@deakin.edu.au

 

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.

CRICOS course code077404K
Deakin course code A358

New course version commencing 2013.

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.

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

Course structure

Animation Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM138Unit description is currently unavailable

ACN108Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1

ACM132Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM133Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACN203Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1

ACM225Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM239Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM240Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACM327Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM308Unit description is currently unavailable

ACC316Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Film Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1 or Trimester 3

ACM112Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1

ACM120Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM111Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM116Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM213Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM217Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM237Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM236Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 3

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM318Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1

ACC307Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACC316Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Photography Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACM101Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM102Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACV110Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACM203Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM204Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM207Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ACM202Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACM328Unit description is currently unavailable

ACC308Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACC316Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

ACM335Unit description is currently unavailable

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 units are also available as elective options in each trimester:

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ACM337Unit description is currently unavailable

ALX321Unit description is currently unavailable


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.

 

 

 

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.


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, workshop 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 Support.

 

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