Master of Film and Television

Postgraduate coursework

The Master of Film and Television provides the opportunity to become a media professional by developing your production skills within emerging media forms and opportunities.

Key facts

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2020 close 23 February 2020

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

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.

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Course structure

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)

Key information

Award granted
Master of Film and Television
Year

2020 course information

Deakin code
A706
CRICOS code?
0100300
Level
Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

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)

Trimester 3 - November

  • Start date: November
  • 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 methods

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.

Participation requirements

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.

Entry requirements

Entry information

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

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

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$21,400 for 1 yr full-time* - Full-fee paying place
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
Not applicable

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.

Scholarship 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.

Search or browse through our scholarships

Postgraduate bursary

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.

Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Need more information on 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.


Register your interest to study at Deakin

Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.


Entry pathways

Guaranteed pathways

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.

Alternative exits

Contact information

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100
artsed@deakin.edu.au

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

Career outcomes

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.

Communication

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.

Digital literacy

Develop high level skills in the use of digital technologies to produce, document, present, publish and research in Film and Television.

Critical thinking

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.

Problem solving

Identify evaluate and resolve theoretical and methodological challenges in designing and executing Film and Television productions.

Self-management

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.

Teamwork

Acquire advanced interpersonal skills and experience in collaborating with colleagues, technicians and others to successfully complete film or television projects.

Global citizenship

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

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