Bachelor of Screen Media

Victoria University (VU)

The Bachelor of Screen Media prepares students to be critically informed media professionals with skills in delivering innovative media content across existing and emerging media platforms. The course has a highly contemporary focus, and is designed to deliver both practical and theoretical knowledge in all aspects of Screen Media. In practically-oriented subjects, students reflect upon and develop skills in media production for the purposes of online distribution, video-on-demand, use of streaming sites such as YouTube, television, radio and intellectual property. Underpinning the practical focus is an emphasis on the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills that are essential for successful careers in contemporary media industries. Students explore emerging and transitioning industries with reference to multiple established traditions in theory and professional practice. Working individually and in teams, students produce creative outcomes which include cross-platform projects, podcasts, narrative film, non-fiction short films and documentaries, motion graphics and visual effects, television and radio programs. The Bachelor of Screen Media is recommended for students with interests in industries that include film, television, radio, screen culture, education, online and mobile media production. The course is designed to equip students to enter into and succeed within a range of professional roles that include producers, directors, cinematographers, production managers, sound recordists, post production supervisors & editors, distributors and cross-platform content creators.

Course Fee:

International: $70,800

Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4 with a minimum study score of 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English (any)


288 credit points in total consisting of: 240 core units including 2 Capstone units and 4 units of Minor studies.

Subjects you can Study:

Screen media; Digital media

Study Pathways:

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Further information:

Some minors offered: Digital Media, Visual Art and Writing.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park No info Yes Full time 3 years
Footscray Park No info Yes Part time 6 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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