Coursework

Master of Screen Producing

The experience

Overview

Networking opportunities

As you study, you’ll build networks with other students that will assist you throughout your career.

You won’t just meet and work alongside the other students in your degree – by studying at the VCA, you’ll collaborate with students in our graduate film and television courses. You’ll forge connections with the future directors, film-makers and screenwriters of the Australian and international film and television industries.

This course also offers you the chance to meet and network with the broader screen industry, including guest speakers, an industry-based attachment pathway in second year and the opportunity to attend a local or international film or television festival.


Discover the experience: Meet Cathy Fangda Yang

Cathy Fangda Yang completed a Master of Producing, an earlier version of the Master of Screen Producing.


Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

The course is taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Much of the teaching, research and performance takes place in our purpose-built facilities on the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus at the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

The Faculty’s Southbank campus has undergone large-scale capital works transforming our facilities and creating an industry-ready, world-class experience for our students and staff.

While studying at the Faculty, you will have the chance to benefit from a range of partnerships and engagement activities at major arts companies in Melbourne's Arts Precinct, local and national festivals and sister institutions around the world.

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Wilin Centre

Situated in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development provides exposure to contemporary Indigenous arts practices and supports the recruitment of Indigenous artists, academics and students.

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Alumni profile: Meet CJ Welsh

CJ Welsh in 2017

"The kind of filmmaker produced at the VCA is the kind I want to be. I’m inspired by the tenacity of my fellow creatives. Watching their hard work come to fruition and watching them push themselves to succeed makes me push myself. I read a lot of science fiction and that inspires me too – seeing the positivity, faith and creativity that goes into imagining a future for the human race. That kind of imagination makes me feel like anything is possible.

"Set-backs, workload, rejections, creative blocks, negativity from others – it all adds up. When I started studying at the VCA, the biggest challenge for me was my friends and family questioning why I would quit a 'stable' career in the travel industry to go into an industry fuelled by uncertainty and risk. It can be hard to explain to people who don’t feel the creative urge, but being surrounded by like minds make it easier.

"If you want to pursue a career in film producing, it’s good to keep things in perspective. The pressure to succeed can seem overwhelming at times, but the relationships you form with your fellow creatives will not only help but also make it a load of fun. Don’t be afraid to lean on your colleagues and remember to be there when they need to lean on you."

CJ Welsh completed a Master of Producing, an earlier version of the Master of Screen Producing.