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Associate Degree of Film
Associate Degree of Film

Associate Degree of Film

  • ID:SIA610014
  • Level:Associate Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or an equivalent overseas qualification.  Minimum overall pass is required. 

English Requirements

  • Ielts  academic, 6.0 Overall score. No band score less than 5.5

  • PTE (pearson test  of english ) academic, 54 Overall score

  • Toefl paper - based test , 550 Overall score

  • Toefl IBT (internet based test), 73 Overll score

Other Requirements

Minimum Age

  • International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

Academic requirements

  • Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school) and meet English language requirements as outlined below.

English language requirements

International students need to provide additional evidence of language skills including one of the following:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a band score of at least 6, or equivalent, OR

  • Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent


Course Information

With eighty percent of internet content projected to be video by 2020, film is an exciting career pathway with many and varied opportunities for career outcomes, now and into the future.

In the Associate Degree, you will complete the first four trimesters of the Bachelor of Film program, which consists of six trimesters. This will prepare you to enter the workforce as a highly skilled para-professional employee. The Associate Degree is also designed an excellent pathway into the Bachelor of Film program.

Starting with the fundamentals and rolling through to the finer, more complex aspects of cinematography, you'll acquire a very particular set of skills during your time. You’ll experience the different ways you can tell your stories on screen; through scripts, still images, moving images, in the editing room and via different platforms.

At SAE you won’t find yourself in a lecture with 300 people or even in a traditional lecture at all. You’ll be in a studio environment using industry-standard equipment like 4K Red, Sony and Canon cameras, DaVinci Resolve colour grading software, Avid Media Composer, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Your growth and development will be assessed through the completion of industry-based projects, not theoretical based essays. This will ultimately help you build up a body of work and portfolio to share with potential employers or first client.

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on projects initially in partnership with your course peers. As your skills develop and you work on more dynamic projects, you’ll apply your capabilities on cross-discipline projects.

For those wanting to go the extra, and thousands of miles, you can complete up to two trimesters of your course at selected SAE campuses across the planet. Suddenly, real-world experience just went worldwide.

But most importantly at SAE, you'll see your ideas come to life as you prepare for a big future in front of you behind the lens.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Assistant director 

  • Assistant producer 

  • Camera assistant 

  • Editor 

  • Broadcast designer 

  • Assistant director of photography 

  • Production designer 

  • Screenwriter 

  • Production assistant 

  • Visual effects artist

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 AUD per year     

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