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Bachelor of Screen Production - 259MS

Course Code: 259MS
Course Version: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Bachelor of Screen Production explores the craft of film making while examining business issues related to the creative arts industry. Subjects are organised into five strands of study - the screen industry, production design, production techniques, writing for the screen and business. The skills you will develop include cinematography, lighting, sound, special effects, direction, scriptwriting, production planning and promotion. It provides students with sophisticated knowledge, skills and abilities to produce advanced creative works, and equips them to find work in the constantly changing media industries. Students must select a major in either animation or live action and complete the prescribed sequence of units from that major.

Subject to Government approval, Commonwealth Supported Places will be available for this course.


Prospective Students
Please telephone 1800 864 226.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants must attend an interview, at which they are required to:
- Present a folio of work and any other materials that indicate an aptitude for design, drawing and problem solving; and
- Demonstrate a high level of presentation and communication skills.

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Screen Production B ScreenProd

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed from semester 1, 2014. Please refer to course 272JA Bachelor of Screen Production for further information.

Professional Accreditation


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The course will integrate theoretical and practical knowledge of specific areas within the Screen Production industry including:
- History, theory and analysis of the film industry and the media at international and local levels;
- Screen Industry organisations, business structures and film promotion;
- Legal and copyright issues relating to film and media;
- Pre-production, production and post-production requirements.
Analysis and enquiry
On completing the course students should be able to:
- Critically analyse the history of the moving image and emerging film movements;
- Critically evaluate scripting procedures and practices;
- Demonstrate historical knowledge of and skills in creating visual narrative;
- Design content for a range of emerging media formats;
- Establish procedures for overseeing production budgets, casting, productions schedules and various business arrangements.
Analysis and enquiry

Professionalism and social responsibility

Working independently and with others

Problem Solving
On completing the course students should be able to:
- Demonstrate design, critical thinking and problem solving skills in the production and editing of live action or digital animation visual narratives;
- Exhibit good communication skills in the management of personnel and business relationships.
Analysis and enquiry


Working independently and with others

Problem Solving
On completing the course students should be able to:
- Investigate and analyse current trends in the screen industry and related technology;
- Identify opportunities for on-going learning to maintain currency within the screen production industry;
- Complete a critical analysis or exegesis of short films;
- Collaborate successfully with fellow filmmakers and directors on the post production phase of a documentary, drama or experimental short film.
Analysis and enquiry


Working independently and with others

Problem Solving

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course offered at the UC Canberra campus.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2013->UC Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2014->UC Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2015->UC Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2016->UC Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2017->UC Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2018->UC Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE-Internal

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