Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)

  • CRICOS code: 093584A
  • VTAC code: 3800638941
  • International VTAC code: 3800638943

Course overview

  • 3 years full time
  • On Campus (Southbank)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) at the Victorian College of the Arts develops your creative voice and the skills to make distinctive screen programs to a high artistic and technical standard for all stages of film and television production. Our students and graduates continue to win numerous industry awards on the national and international stages, including festivals such as Berlin International, Cannes through to the Academy Awards.

As a Film and Television student, you will acquire creative, technical and analytical skills in an open environment that will encourage you to remain innovative and experimental in your work. This program will provide you with the opportunity to write, direct and edit your own work, as well as crew on fellow students’ productions.

You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources, including fully equipped production studios, animation studios, and 90 and 220-seat cinemas; analogue and digital cinema cameras and audio recording kits; and HD digital vision and audio post-production facilities.

Breadth subjects at each year level enable you to explore cross disciplinary studies from the wider University community, accessing multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills that will build on existing knowledge or present opportunities for you to investigate and develop new interests.

You will

  • Develop advanced, practical filmmaking skills including direction of actors, cinematography, sound recording and editing, production management, assistant directing and other fundamental principles of filmmaking
  • Learn to research, develop, write and design a narrative short film
  • Strengthen your individual creative voice, and crewing on your fellow students’ productions – which develops valuable peer networks and skills
  • Acquire ability to critically and constructively critique your own and peers’ screen production work in the context of the broader history of screen culture
  • Collaborate with VCA Theatre, Film and Television, and Production students throughout the course.

Future pathways

Upon completion of the course, you may choose to apply for a fourth-year Honours degree. An honours year provides an intensive mode of study allowing you to master your specialisation and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in acting.