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Bachelor of Arts (Film Production)
Bachelor of Arts (Film Production)

Bachelor of Arts (Film Production)

  • ID:UC610093
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

- Year 12 ATAR

- other Australian Qualification

- work experience

- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.

More information is available on our Alternative Entry page:

English requirement

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


Course Information

Produce and direct your career in film

Throughout this course you’ll leverage your interest in filmmaking as you expand your creative thinking, explore the craft of storytelling and, ultimately, transform into a professional film practitioner. You’ll understand the ins and outs of making a film and, most importantly, the answer to the question: “What film are you going to make?”

You’ll make full use of our digital cinema workflow to put your theoretical knowledge into practice, with access to industry-standard resources including: digital cinematography cameras and lenses; professional tripods and dollies; lighting equipment; location sound recording mixers, microphones and booms; studio and set construction facilities; green screen studio and compositing software; and professional editing and colour grading software. You’ll have the opportunity to develop creative practice in filmmaking and specialise in a technical crew role. Internship units allow you to form industry relationships and engage with the social and professional world of film production.

Study a Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) at UC and you will:

  • discover the answer to the question: What film do I want to make?

  • use technical knowledge to analyse and evaluate a screenplay for story, narrative, theme and character

  • assess, plan and work with the hardware and software of film production to engage metanarrative devices for cinematic storytelling

  • use an understanding of acting and the acting process to form creative collaborations for film production

  • both lead and work in small teams to produce creative storytelling solutions for film production

  • use industry-standard procedures for managing hazards and safety within film production.

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Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing

Year 1

  • Semester 1

  • Arts Core Major Unit

  • Films Tools and a Meta-Narrative Vocabulary (11138)

  • Professional Orientation (Arts) (10333)

  • Arts Core Major Unit OR Open Elective Unit

  • Semester 2

  • One Open Elective Unit

  • Documentary Production (11143)

  • Arts Core Major Unit OR Open Elective Unit

  • Arts Core Major Unit

Year 2

  • Semester 1

  • Short Film Production (11139)

  • Arts Core Major Unit OR Open Elective Unit

  • Two Open Elective Units

  • Semester 2

  • Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning (11017)

  • One Open Elective Unit

  • Creative Collaboration and Specialisation in Film Project (11142)

  • Reading Movies - A Practitioner's Guide (11140)

Year 3

  • Semester 1

  • The Creative Producer (11144)

  • One Open Elective Unit

  • Australian National Cinema (11141)

  • Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning (11018)

  • Semester 2

  • Two Open Elective Units

  • Film Studio, Production Project (11137)

  • Professional Evidence (Arts) (11112)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Filmmaker

  • Creative producer 

  • Director 

  • Documentary filmmaker

  • Screenwriter

  • First assistant director

  • Director of photography

  • Editor

  • Continuity supervisor

  • Sound designer

  • Production designer

  • Costume designer

  • Production manager

  • Camera operator

  • Camera assistant (clapper loader, focus puller, data wrangler)

  • Gaffer

  • Grip

  • Sound recorder

  • Boom operator

  • Props master

  • Assistant editor

  • Special effects supervisor

  • Digital imaging technician 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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