Study film, television and animation in Australia

Develop the production skills and creative mindset to produce and direct in the entertainment industry with a degree in film, television and animation from Deakin.

Master the art of storytelling and explore the relationship between the design, production, reception and exhibition of contemporary culture through our newest technologies.

Working collaboratively with like-minded students on real industry briefs, you will graduate with a working portfolio to show potential employers. Learn from the expertise of our academic staff, who are active in screen production themselves, and gain knowledge and insights from within the industry.


Our media and communications discipline is ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide* – so you can be assured that what you learn is relevant to the industry and your future career.

*QS Rankings by Subject


Rankings

We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities**
**ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world~
~QS World University Rankings

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A leader in student satisfaction

Highest level of student satisfaction among universities in Victoria, Australia for ten years in a row***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010-15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016-19)

Film, television and animation

Explore production techniques, build your portfolio and network with professionals through Deakin's film, television and animation programs. Develop a broad understanding of 2D animation with moving image, graphic and animation practice and gain access to Deakin's 3D animation program in addition to your screen production studies. Graduate with a broad range of skills to thrive in the entertainment industry.

Film, television and animation degrees

Find out more about studying film, television and animation at Deakin or select a degree from the table below.

Undergraduate film, television and animation degrees

Postgraduate film, television and animation degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.

I interned with Deakin Live during my third-year study. Deakin Live provided professional training and an opportunity to visit Fox Sports during their livestream. I have learnt a lot of professional knowledge regarding sports broadcast throughout the internship.

Neve Yau

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) graduate^

^course now titled Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation

Cutting edge equipment and facilities

Get inspired with the latest production equipment and facilities, including world-class studios and professional editing suites. You will further develop your skills and build a portfolio of professional work in our:

  • grading and editing rooms
  • green screen studio
  • television broadcast studio
  • broadcast van for live outdoor event production.

Graduate industry-ready with practical skills and experience

Work experience plays a critical role in developing your employability; students who undertake placements and internships are highly sought-after by employers. Students of film, television and animation degrees have many work experience and networking opportunities prior to graduation.

Related study area: communication

Deakin also offers degrees in communication. Film, television and animation specialists work closely with communication professionals. Become an expert in advertising, journalism, public relations or digital media. Acquire the know-how to take charge of the technologies and insights that shape our media and communications landscape.

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