Coursework

Master of Screen Producing

  • CRICOS code: 110761K

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.


Student profile: Meet Lucinda and Andy

Andy Johnston and Eva Otsing photographed from behind as they look at a monitor showing a live feed from primary camera, where Tineya Nyathi is visible.

Both Andy and Lucinda list industry exposure as one of their favourite aspects of their Master of Producing degree (now the Master of Screen Producing) – including the experience of teaching staff, the chance to connect with guest speakers, and the opportunities to work with professionals on film projects.

As Lucinda says, this means the degree doubles as a crash course in industry practice:

“I came into my degree not knowing much at all about producing. I think a lot of what I’ve learned, I wouldn’t have otherwise picked it up unless I had been in the industry for many years, so I feel like I’ve been really lucky – it’s brought all that learning and experience into a really short time-frame.”

Andy also notes he loves the freedom of expression – and self-discovery – that the degree offers:

“We’re never boxed in to ‘this is how a producer does it and that’s what you have to do’. We’re really encouraged to explore the different avenues and whichever way we go down, we’re supported fully, which is really exciting.”

Read more about Lucinda and Andy's experience in their degree


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.

Explore the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music


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.

Learn more about the Wilin Centre