Deakin University

Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Learn how to take a great story and shape it for film, TV or animation. From documentary and short narrative fiction, to more experimental productions, Deakin’s Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation enables you to explore storytelling on screen through multiple roles and practices, while developing your own specialist skill set within the dynamic fields of screen production and screen culture. You’ll work collaboratively with like-minded students on real industry briefs and draw from the expertise of teachers who are active and well-connected in industry. You’ll also have access to industry-standard facilities and equipment including a high-definition television broadcast studio, green screen studio, grading rooms and use of our RED EPIC cameras. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a working portfolio, budding professional network and invaluable insider knowledge to give you the competitive edge future employers are searching for. Bring storytelling to the screen through a number of production and post-production roles and practices. Through this course, you’ll explore: animation for screen; digital cinematography; editing; film analysis; film history; high-definition broadcast TV studio production; scriptwriting; short filmmaking; sound design; studio and location production; the business of freelance work; and visual language. You’ll also learn the art of storytelling in 2D and access Deakin’s 3D animation program. Gaining a broad understanding of moving image, graphic and animation practice, you’ll develop clever and creative ways of manipulating and animating images. Working collaboratively with like-minded students on real industry briefs, you’ll graduate with a working portfolio. Draw from the expertise of our academic staff, who are active in screen production themselves, and gain knowledge and insights from within the industry.


24 credit points: 18 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of elective units


  • Acting for screen, Animation, Directing, Documentary and experimental filmmaking, Editing, Film, Film and Television production management, Film studies, Genre, International film study tour, Lighting and cinematography, Local and international industry internships, Media, Motion capture, Narrative, Photography, Producing, Production design, Project management, Quality Management, Screen production, Script writing and storyboarding, Sound recording and editing, Soundtrack design and mixing, Stop-motion animation, Television, Television studio production, Verbal communication

Standard entry requirements

"Current or recent Year 12If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following:Prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.ATARThis course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Higher education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.*VET education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.*Work and life experienceIf you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.** Selection criteriaThis course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Senior secondary prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent (, or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study.All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement ( statementApplicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement ( Multiple ChoiceApplicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test ( is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy ( outlines the principles of selection."

Study pathways

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood International: $104,392 No

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