Film & TV Foundations 2018

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VCA Part-time Filmmaking course: Film & TV Foundations (1 Year, Part-time)

Foundations Filmmaking is an intensive one-year part-time filmmaking course for aspiring and emerging film writers, directors and editors. It provides emerging filmmakers with invaluable access to a wide range of industry professionals, empowering participants with the insight, confidence and connections required to move forward into this dynamic and competitive industry. 

Located in the arts precinct at Southbank (Melbourne), this year-long part-time filmmaking course for adults is perfect for emerging writers, directors and editors, and tailored for people already studying or working. Participants will complete one short filmmaking exercise (2 minutes) and will individually write and direct one major short production (5 minutes), adding two short films to your reel! 

Whilst the emphasis is on training writer/director/editors, you will also develop your knowledge and practical skills by experiencing the myriad of essential roles required on a film or TV production crew including producing, sound recording, cinematography and production design. Combining lectures and practical workshops, our part-time delivery schedule is geared to provide people already studying or working full-time access to many of Australia’s best film industry practitioners and educators within our state-of-the-art facilities.

The teaching team is led by experienced industry professional, Andrew Blogg, who has been involved in film and video production since completing the Foundations Program at the Victorian College of the Arts, School of Film and Television, in 2002 (the course he now convenes). Since completing his studies, Andrew has worked on numerous film and television productions, educational programs, music videos and promotional videos. In 2004, his film 'Chay', the story of Cambodian brothers coping with grief, was shown at the prestigious New York Short Film Festival. In 2010, Andrew partnered with colleague, Tim Purdie, and embarked on their first feature documentary entitled Camp 32 which has so far screened at the Cambodian International Film festival (2015) and at the Cambodia Town Film Festival (2016) in Long Beach California.

A few of previous graduates from this course who have released feature films in cinemas include:

  • Gregory Erdstein - “Paris Syndrome (Short)”, "Two Devils (Short)”, “A Bit Rich (Short)”, "Paris Syndrome (Short)” & “That’s Not Me” (taking festivals by storm) 
  • Kitty Green - “Ukraine is not a Brothel”, "The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul (Short) ” & “Casting JonBenet” (featured on Netflix)
  • Adam Arkapaw - "Assassin's Creed”, "The Light Between Oceans”, "Macbeth” & “Top of the Lake” (Emmy Award)
  • Kate Lefoe – “Plunge (Short)” & “Somersault Pike (Short)” (taking festivals by storm)
  • Lee Matthews - “Emo the Musical”

If you are looking to apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) VCA course or to begin an exciting career in film and television, then join our mailing list so we can get in touch as soon as 2018 course information becomes available.

“I gained confidence in various areas of filmmaking and was able to push myself to my full potential!”    2017  Film & TV participant

How to apply

Essential Information

27 February – 4 December 2018
Screening 8 December 2018

This course is suitable for 18+ year olds
Places for this course are limited
No prior experience necessary


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T: +61 3 9035 5441

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