Bachelor of Film and Television (VCA)

Course 807AA (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Year and Campus: 2013
CRICOS Code: 059235E
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 300 credit points taken over 36 months


Andrew O'Keefe


phone: 9035 9062


Faculty of the VCA and MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Course Overview:

A three year undergraduate degree in Film and Television. The course encompasses practical and theory components of film and television production.
Students undertake subjects such as screenwriting, actor direction and screen studies, as well as focusing on producing, directing, and editing. The final year centres around a major production of 5-15 minutes duration. This course comprises three years of full time study and cannot be undertaken part time.


On completion of this course the student should have acquired the following qualities and skills:

  • the ability to write direct and edit an innovative short motion picture program which encourages personal challenge in the realm of ideas;
  • be able to demonstrate skills in various technical aspects of motion picture program production to a high standard of professional excellence;
  • qualify for employment in the film, television and/or allied industries;
  • be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the cultural context of International Cinema and the development of the Australian motion pictures industry within it;
  • an international awareness and openness to the world, based on understanding and appreciation of social and cultural diversity and respect of individual human rights and dignity.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Qualification for the award Bachelor of Film and Television requires successful completion of all core subjects listed below.

Subject Options:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

First semester or year long subjects are:






Second semester subject is:


Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013

Year 3 (Specialisation only)

First Semester our year long subjects are:




Second semester subject is:


Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
Entry Requirements:

No longer taking applicants.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, this course requires all students to actively and safely work in crews to produce short films. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit

Further Study:

Further Film and Television studies are available in the Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours) and at postgraduate level specialising in Animation, Documentary, Narrative, Screenwriting, Post Producing.

Graduate Attributes:

Generic Skills:

On completion of the Bachelor of Film and Television, graduates should be able to:

  • exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the film, television and/or allied industries, including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to these industries;
  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional filmmaker in the 21st century;
  • work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of environments;
  • contribute effectively as collaborators and leaders;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
  • critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural significance across communities;
  • understand and appreciate how filmmaking connects with the broader society and contributes to its social and economic development;
  • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.
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