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Take your screen practice to the next level. Build your current skills, critical engagement and depth of knowledge, by undertaking research and an advanced screen project through the Deakin's Bachelor of Film, TV, Animation (Honours) course. Find out more about the course online and apply today.
Honours is a fourth year of an undergraduate degree. The Honours year provides a dynamic environment of cross fertilisation and learning from each other. The programme enables you to take your knowledge and your screen practice to the next level. You will be treated as an independent screen practitioner and your experience will be quite different from that you have experienced as an undergraduate. Whether you are individual practitioners or working in a creative team, you will emerge from the Honours programme as a critically engaged and highly skilled screen practitioner and researcher.
The Honours programme at Deakin involves screen practice and traditional scholarly research. We teach you the fundamental skills of traditional scholarly research so that you can successfully locate your screen practice in the field and critically engage with the work of others. Honours allows you the time to focus closely on your screen practice. The Bachelor of Film, TV, Animation (Honours) has a deliberate focus to allow students to enter a single degree and receive highly regarded learning experiences in screen practice and research.
Upon completion of your Honours year you can apply for direct entry into the second year of the Masters of Film, TV, and Animation by coursework or you can choose to undertake a Masters of Film, Masters of Creative Arts or a Master of Arts. You might decide to go on to a PhD, which is a high-level research degree.Read More
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation (Honours) students are required to complete 8 credit points including:
- 8 x credit points of compulsory core units (7 units)
- Academic Integrity AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
2020 course information
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
New course commencing 2020
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
There is an option with course director approval for students to complete the program over two trimesters.
International students are required to study full-time to complete their course within the duration registered on CRICOS.
The assessment of the written exegesis and creative practice (a short film project) will be panel based. Embedded in units there will be draft essays, practical submissions, workshops and presentations to provide guidance to students.
Mandatory student checks
Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer to the relevant unit guide.
Compulsory learning experiences
Completion of compulsory technical skills or workshops are required for all students enrolled into the Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation (Honours). This is equivalent to approximately 2 X 2-hour sessions per year.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers) OR
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
Applicants are also advised to read further information and complete requirements – see Information and Application form
Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.
Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).
You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.
Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2019 students (PDF, 746.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships
How to apply
Applications through VTAC have now closed.
Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.
Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.
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 Recognition for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Students who have a Bachelor qualification in an equivalent course will be considered for the Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation (Honours) program.
Frequently asked questions
What are the key study start dates?
Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin’s main study periods. You’ll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks.
How much does it cost to study at Deakin?
Your tuition fees will depend on the type of student you are, the course you study and the year you start. Fees are based on an annual amount; they don't cover the entire duration of the course.
Use our fee estimator to gauge what your fees could be per year.
Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?
Yes! We regularly host a range of events including 1:1 consultations and information sessions, to assist you with your study options and career planning. Check out our upcoming events or contact our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 for more information.
Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?
Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.
Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?
In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Why choose Deakin
The aim of the Bachelor of Film, TV, Animation (Honours) is to use real world learning strategies to increase student’s employability by producing a significant screen production project/folio. This will position the student to apply for jobs in the following spaces: Film production, TV production, Independent production houses, Advertising agencies, education facilities, independent crewing projects and anywhere where screen-based work exists.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Identify and apply reflective practice-led research within a screen practice context that incorporates non-traditional research and relevant traditional research that critically engage with histories, traditions and contemporary ideas within screen culture.
|Articulate the relationship between practical creative processes and discipline specific and interdisciplinary ideas to inform discussions of screen based works, decision-making processes and relevant contemporary ideas in screen culture.|
|Digital literacy||Critically integrate digital strategies in screen practice inquiry and engage with and apply digital technologies that actualize an emerging professional identity.|
|Investigate, evaluate and synthesize ideas within screen discourse in order to establish the relationship of a selection of ideas focused through a screen-based project.|
Identify, evaluate and select the methods, techniques and processes to best investigate proposed screen based project; and engage with discovery and ambiguity characteristic of creative practice.
|Communicate with supervisors, technical staff and collaborators and develop a responsive approach to critical feedback in the context of practice- led research.|
|Contribute to the critical culture of creative practice through peer feedback, group critique and participation in industry standard forums.|
|Establish ethical approaches that recognise the value of screen practice in diverse communities and cultures and transfer creative practice outcomes into real world contexts.|
Approved by Faculty Board March 2019