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Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) - ARB004

Course Code: ARB004
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362007
CRICOS Code: 095564M
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

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.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is at the very centre of the Bachelor of Arts (Film Production), with the course content and structure developed with ongoing input and feedback from the Australian film production industry. You’ll learn from industry-active professionals and world-class scholars and will work and study in real-world situations through project work, internships, professional experience, mentorships, and international study opportunities.

Students are required to undertake 100 WIL hours, which can be mixed across multiple sources, including editing experience with a production company, marketing with a film festival or a camera traineeship with a television station. Past student placements have included Wildbear, Channel 9, Canberra Short Film Festival, Stronger Than Fiction, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra International Film Festival, By George!, Screen Canberra and the ABC TV/Playmaker Media drama series ‘The Code’.

Career opportunities

  • 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 

Course-specific information

Standard entry to this course is by selection rank, but a portfolio entry is also possible.

High-achieving students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours).

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

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: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) BA (FilmProd)

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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $28,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Identify and apply a visual cinematic language. 2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.
Reflect and propose an answer to the question, 'what film do I want to make?'. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware.
Use technical knowledge to analyse and evaluate a screenplay for understanding of story, narrative, theme and character. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;.
Assess, plan and work with the hardware and software of film production tools to engage metanarrative devices for cinematic storytelling 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.
Use an understanding of acting and the acting process to form creative collaborations for film production. -
To lead and work in small teams to produce creative storytelling solutions for film production. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.4 UC graduates are professional: work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
Use industry standard procedure for managing hazards and safety within a film production. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.

Course Duration

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

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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