Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

The Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours) teaches students how to make narrative films, documentaries, animations, experimental films, music videos and television commercials. Gain the essential creative skills, technical knowledge and theory to make high-quality cinema, television and digital media productions. Gain access to state-of-the-art workstations; a purpose-built green screen room; interactive pen displays; high-end still, video and film cameras; and render farms.

Structure

  • 400 credit points comprising: 8 Core units (100 credit points)
  • 14 major units (200 credit points)
  • 8 units comprising a co-major, advanced minor, minor, and/or electives (100 credit points)

Subjects

  • Film and television

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Recognition

On completion of this qualification students may be eligible to become members of the following industry bodies and should confirm their eligibility with the association: Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS), Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Australian Screen Editors Guild (ASE), Australian Writers Guild (AWG), and Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA).

Study pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Higher Education Hawthorn Domestic: $26,736
International: $146,400
  • ATAR: 81
No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time

Further information

Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.

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