The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Film and Television

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) is one of nine specialisations available within this degree delivered by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). As a student in Australia's premier film and television school, you will develop your creative, technical and analytical skills through lectures, workshops and master classes. You will write, direct and edit your own work, as well as crew on fellow students' productions, helping you to build a strong practical foundation and valuable peer networks. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with peers from the Screenwriting, Acting, Producing and Design and Production disciplines, which often leads to long-term creative relationships. In your final year, you'll channel your writing and directing skills into a major production that is screened publicly at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image as part of a graduate film event. See for details.


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) requires the successful completion of 300 credit points comprising 100 points of study at first, second and third year levels. There are 275 points in core subjects and 25 points in electives. Students can choose an elective from another artistic discipline within the VCA, or from a range of undergraduate subjects from across the University.


  • Screen Practice 1A
  • Languages of the Screen 1
  • Screenwriting 1
  • Screen Practice 1B
  • Screen Culture and Aesthetics 1

Standard entry requirements

Units 3 and 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Selection is talent-based and may include an audition. Full admission criteria are available at


The Victorian College of the Arts has partnerships with over 30 leading arts institutions around the world, including the Universities 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks. The VCA is also a member of: Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS); Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA); College of Art Association, US (affiliate member); and International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT).

Study pathways

Qualified graduates may progress to an additional year to qualify for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) (Degree with Honours), and/or to a range of master degrees leading to research programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Southbank No

Fee comments

Campuses: Southbank.

The total estimate is based on typical subject enrolments in each year of the course.

Further information

The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is available for high achievers.

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