Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)
- CRICOS code: 093584A
- VTAC code: 3800638941
- International VTAC code: 3800638943
Meet current student, Athina Wilson
Athina Wilson was raised by a musician, and is keenly interested in visual art, yet she's studying a Bachelor of Film & Television.
My passions extend beyond creative practice and out to social work and awareness. I’ve always lived and breathed art in many forms ... making films only comes from that compassion for the people around me and beyond.Athina Wilson
Learn in a modern purpose-built building. It houses sound stages, rushes viewing rooms, editing and sound mixing suites and a 220-seat cinema. Equipment available includes 16mm and digital cinema cameras, location sound kits with digital audio recorders, and comprehensive high-definition digital vision and audio post production facilities.
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.
You’ll enjoy access to incredible facilities, including cinemas, digital vision and audio post-production facilities, visual art studios and technical workshop facilities, purpose-built dance studios, libraries, theatre and performance spaces, and animation and stop-motion studios.
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.
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.
Meet the staff
Andrew O’Keefe, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television
Writer, director and producer Andrew O'Keefe graduated from the VCA’s Bachelor of Film and Television in 2001 and is currently completing a practice-led PhD. In 2018, he oversaw Winging It, a web series written, directed and produced by students at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
A couple of years ago, when I proposed the idea of Faculty of Fine Arts and Music students collaborating on a Web Series, I imagined the most difficult obstacle would be the alignment of cross-disciplinary schedules and curriculum. But the staff involved were very eager and moved mountains to make their curriculum fit, and the creative alliance of students from what are, on the face of it, quite different disciplines, was really quite easy.
Surprisingly, the most difficult obstacle turned out to be managing my own feelings of professional redundancy. One moment I was asking the cohort, ‘Do you think this project might be fun?’ and the next, 126 students from seven disciplines had stolen the project right out from under me. They became collaborators who deeply relied on each other’s commitment to the story they were telling together. They all faced the same fear of putting their creative selves on the line – first to each other, then to the University, and finally, to the world.
It’s not a nice feeling when students surpass your expectations. I’m not meant to say that. I should be full of pride and admiration – and I am, overwhelmingly so. But when students not only surpass but disintegrate expectations it means that I grossly underestimated their abilities in the first place. I should have known better.
Learn from the best
Your teachers are practicing artists who are well-connected to industry, and there are course-integrated opportunities to collaborate with students from other creative disciplines.