Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) is focused on practical screen production with an emphasis on screenwriting, direction and editing. The program is characterised by regular opportunities to gain practical and collaborative skills through developing your own short productions, as well as crewing on other students’ projects.
Students also undertake Critical Studies subjects that introduce them to the practice of critical self-reflection in the context of wider contemporary arts practices, and have the opportunity choose electives from other specialisations across the Victorian College of the Arts, and the University of Melbourne.
Graduates are successful in local and international film festivals, winning numerous awards with their productions. Graduates, employed in the industry, may work initially in an assistant capacity as freelancers.
Detailed subject information is available in the University Handbook.
Many of our graduates develop high-profile careers in the film, television or allied industries. Alumni from our undergraduate degree include:
Directors Patrick Hughes (Red Hill), Michael Henry (Blame), Gillian Armstrong (Charlotte Gray, Little Women), Geoffrey Wright (Romper Stomper, Macbeth), Clayton Jacobson (Kenny), Jamie Blanks (Urban Legends, Valentine), Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, 21); BAFTA and AFI award winning producer Jonathan Shiff (Thunderstone); Academy Award nominated editor Jill Billcock (Elizabeth, Moulin Rouge); Directors of Photography Adam Arkapaw (Snowtown, Animal Kingdom), Ian Baker (6 Degrees of Separation, Evil Angels), Ellery Ryan (Van Dieman’s Land, Spotswood).
Video clip music composed by Alex Pertout.
3 years full time
No part time option
No mid-year entry or deferrals
Domestic students go to: Future Students Tuition Fees
Areas of study:
Domestic applications -
5pm (EST) 31 August 2012. No late applications will be accepted.
International applications -
14 September 2012 (if attending interview in person), or 28 September 2012
Week commencing 18 February 2013