Master of Film and Television

The University of Melbourne

This program develops advanced, practical filmmaking skills including direction of actors, cinematography, sound recording and editing, production management, assistant directing and other fundamental principles of filmmaking. It can be taken in one of two specialised directing streams: Documentary or Narrative. Students are trained in writing, directing and editing of their own productions, with complementary studies in research methods, screen language and technical crewing. During the program all students assume responsibility for the creative and technical production of a major project at a professional level.

Course Fee:

Australian: $61,336
International: $82,262

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements for Year 1 entry: An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, with a GPA of 65% over the last two years of study; or at least five years of documented relevant work experience related to film and television, with evidence of artistic ability and achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in relevant disciplines; and a Selection Test that will include both visual and written elements; and a folio of past work. Entry requirements for Year 2 entry are as follows: A Graduate Diploma in Film and Television (or equivalent); and a creative folio of past film work completed; and a detailed CV of relevant work experience related to film and television, with evidence of artistic ability and achievement.


Duration: 2 years full time Entry: Semester 1 (applicants with a Graduate Diploma in Film and Television or equivalent may apply for entry to Year 2).This course can be undertaken in one of two specialised directing streams; Documentary or Narrative.

Subjects you can Study:

Documentary; Narrative

Study Pathways:

The Graduate Diploma of Film and Television is an exit qualification for students who have successfully completed the first 100 points of the program.

Who for:

Film and television students

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Southbank No info No Full time 2 years
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