Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)

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

What will I study?


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) course aims to develop writer/directors with distinctive individual creative voices, and detailed practical knowledge of all stages of film and television production.

This course is a three-year full-time degree that offers study in production based, practical film making and screen-based storytelling. Theoretical knowledge and practical skills are developed through an immersive and practical curriculum in studio and production environments. You will be provided with ongoing opportunities to initiate, develop, and realise short film projects to industry standard with access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, under the guidance of professional and academic staff with significant industry experience.

You will be given the opportunity to perform key crewing roles on other student productions and be involved in creative interdisciplinary collaborations with students across Performing Arts, Music, Visual Art, Design and Production. Studies in screen culture will allow you to deepen your knowledge of cinema and screen-based storytelling, focusing on elements essential to the practice of filmmaking.

The capstone subject Screen Practice 3B provides you with the opportunity to focus on the development and realisation of a substantial short film work at a professional level.

Breadth subjects

As part of your course at each year level, you can select breadth subjects either from our VCA elective subjects, or 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.

The breadth subjects available to commencing BFA students from 2021 include those in fine arts (acting, animation, dance, production, film and television, music theatre, screenwriting, theatre and visual art), as well as music education, Indigenous knowledges, law, languages, psychology, social sciences, humanities, science, marketing and many more.

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Contact hours in your first year are approximately 30 hours per week; this includes both class-based work and tutorials with lecturers.

Sample course plan

View some sample course plans to help you select subjects that will meet the requirements for this bachelor.

300-point program