Current Deakin Students
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The Masters of Film and Television provides the opportunity to become a media professional by developing your production skills within emerging media forms and opportunities.
This two-year program offers a variety of entry points depending on your previous qualifications and experience.
From first year you will be developing your capacity to undertake a range of media production and work towards completing a major folio project. This includes the development of the significant soft skills required for success in media industries such as teamwork and collaboration, problem-solving and a high level of personal organisation. Students will also gain knowledge and experience in how to present their folio and achievements, toward gaining employment.Read More
To qualify for the Masters of Film and Television, a student must successfully complete 16 credit points of study comprising:
- 12 credit points of core units
- 4 credit points of electives from the Master of Communication, Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) or Master of Creative Arts
- Academic Integrity AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
plus 2 electives
plus 2 electives
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 9.
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
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.
Assessment will take place at the unit level and has been designed to ensure successful attainment of all 8 Course Learning Outcomes and corresponding Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes over the duration of the course. In particular, assessment of the core units focuses the application of skills and knowledge to produce work that reflects industry practices and standards.
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.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
Compulsory learning experiences
International students studying through the Cloud Campus may not be granted a visitor visa to complete mandatory onsite components of the course.
Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning and collaborative research training arrangements.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate 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
Minimum course entry requirements
Entry will be based on performance in:
- Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline OR
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
Entry will be based on performance in any Bachelor degree.
Recognition of prior learning
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 with 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 with Deakin.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student’s prior qualifications and professional experience.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above.
Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:
- If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
- If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.
* One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. 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 your course.
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 might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
How to apply
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.
Students who complete the following courses will be guaranteed a place in the Masters of Film and Television and receive credit as specified:
- Graduate Certificate of Film and Television, 4 credit points
- Graduate Diploma of Film and Television, 8 credit points
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.
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 03 9246 8100
Frequently asked questions
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Why choose Deakin
Graduates will be well placed for a successful career in media production from film making advertising, sports media, and broadcast television to the production of online content
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
Acquire advanced and integrated understandings of contemporary production practices and contexts of Film and Television making.
Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake a film or television project or to devise a new, cross disciplinary hybrid.
Reflect on practice, situating it within the emerging media forms and opportunities.
Use specialist Film and Television technologies and skills to interpret and communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences in academic and non-academic contexts.
Formulate ideas and engage in discussion of the creative decision-making processes and relevant contemporary ideas in fil or television production.
Develop and communicate research ideas and proposals using written, oral and digital communication.
Develop high level skills in the use of digital technologies to produce, document, present, publish and research in Film and Television.
Use expert and specialist knowledge in Film and Television to design and evaluate proposals for projects.
Evaluate and interpret complex ideas through Film and Television practice.
Identify evaluate and resolve theoretical and methodological challenges in designing and executing Film and Television productions.
Acquire the knowledge, skills and initiative to participate in the production of film or television.
Use advanced skills and knowledge to lead production in Film and Television projects.
Acquire advanced interpersonal skills and experience in collaborating with colleagues, technicians and others to successfully complete film or television projects.
Identify, interrogate and communicate the relevance of the ideas and issues in Film and Television practice for communities and cultures and in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board March 2019