Discover your future career in film, television and animation

Immerse yourself in your craft while developing practical and technical skills for production and post-production roles in the dynamic industries of screen media, entertainment and culture.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Choose a film, television and animation degree that will get you work ready

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in virtual production or film, television and animation, we'll help you get there. You’ll be fully supported to learn the technical skills you need to see your ideas come to life on the big screen.

Real-world industry experience

You'll have the opportunity to build your professional portfolio on real-world placements and internships during your course. Placements might include broadcasting live streams on Fox Sports, learning virtual screen production with Dreamscreen and interning on the set of real television series.

State-of-the-art facilities

Deakin Studios (Burwood) has a virtual production, TV, film and animation studio. Get hands-on experience using professional equipment, including our camera motion control rig, grading and editing rooms, green screen studio, hand-drawn animation light boxes and television broadcast studios.

Take the next step to a brighter future

Explore our film, television and animation courses and find out more about life at Deakin. Get more inspiration for your future career in a major growth sector.

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Top professional roles in film, television and animation

Deakin film, television and animation graduates find global employment in fictional and factual production, broadcast, exhibition and distribution roles across screen, media and creative industries. Or, you have the flexibility to create your own path as a freelance artist, maker or creative.

  • animators
  • character artists
  • cinema and festival programmers
  • corporate content producers
  • editors and colourists
  • environmental artists
  • film critics
  • motion designers
  • post-production coordinators
  • production managers
  • screen production crew
  • sound designers
  • television broadcast technicians
  • television presenters
  • videographers
  • writers, directors and producers.

Top 1% worldwide for communication and media studies

Build a dynamic creative career at Deakin. Our media and communications studies are ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide – so you can be assured that what you learn is relevant to the industry and your future career.


Top 1% of universities worldwide


Top 1% for communication and media studies


#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources


#1 Victorian uni for course satisfaction


World-class teaching experiences

Our industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Learn from creatives

Learn your craft from accomplished academics who are practising creative professionals. Our academics will enable you to learn a range of versatile skills, from directing to film analysis, post-production techniques to virtual production technology.

Submit your work

You won’t just produce and direct your own films – you’ll also learn how to submit them for inclusion at real film festivals and awards. Build a name for yourself and experience the exciting world of film when you screen your original work to audiences.

Collaborate on briefs

Collaborate on real-world briefs with a community of likeminded creatives. You’ll build a network of peers and learn how to collaborate effectively in an inspiring and supportive environment.

Virtual production requires the close collaboration of many different filmmaking disciplines, both traditional and new, working closely together on stage to deliver breathtaking real-time effects.

Clayton Jacobson

Founder and Chief Executive of Dreamscreen Australia

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Contact us

Got a question about our film, television and animation courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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1800 693 888
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+61 3 9034 6205
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