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BA Film and Television

Catalog id : 075490A
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15000 AUD
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Faculty of Arts
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
TOEFL-PBT (min)577

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About this course

The Film and Television specialisation in the Bachelor of Fine Arts gives you the skills to create screen programs to a high artistic and technical standard.

Throughout the degree you will attend lectures, workshops and masterclasses to develop your creative, technical and analytical skills. You will write, direct and edit your own work and also crew on fellow student productions. A large component of the degree is focused on practical screen production, with an emphasis on screenwriting, direction and editing. You will be encouraged to be innovative and experimental, to explore ideas and develop the expertise to express ideas for an audience.

The VCA’s School of Film and Television is Australia’s premier film school. Our students and graduates alike continue to win numerous industry awards on the national and international stages, including festivals such as Berlin International, Palm Springs, Sundance, Tokyo, London, at Cannes and at the Academy Awards.

You will learn in a modern purpose-built building which houses sound stages, animation studios, rushes viewing rooms, editing and sound mixing suites along with 90-seat and 220-seat cinemas. Equipment available includes 16mm and digital cinema cameras, location sound kits with digital audio recorders, and comprehensive high-definition digital vision and audio postproduction facilities.

Selection into this specialisation is talent-based and includes a test and interview. See details. 


  • Writer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Film or TV producer

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Selection into the Bachelor of Fine Arts is talent-based. The selection process for each specialisation may include: Animation (test, interview and folio); Dance (audition and interview); Film and Television (test and interview); Music Theatre (audition); Production (statement, interview and workshop); Screenwriting (test and interview); Theatre Practice (audition, interview and workshop); Visual Art (interview and folio).
  • You can use TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (academic tests) or CAE to meet the University's English language requirements. You must satisfy the requirements in one sitting and within the 24 months preceding application.
  • Undergraduate TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English and CAE requirements
  • Graduate TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English and CAE requirements

Note: Undergraduate students with an IELTS overall score of less than 7, a TOEFL (IBT) score of less than 94, a Pearson Test below 65, a Cambridge English Score below 185 or those who have achieved the minimum score in an approved English subject required for entry, will be required to take a Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) on enrolment at the University and to follow recommendations for language support. Read further information about DELA.

  • The University of Melbourne TOEFL Code is 0974. Please use this code so that your results can be reported to us.

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Course Modules

Year 1 - Semester 1
Core subjects

  • Screen Practice 1A
  • Languages of the Screen 1
  • Screenwriting 1

Year 1 - Semester 2
Core subjects

  • Screen Practice 1B
  • Screen Culture and Aesthetics 1
  • Film and Television Elective
  • First Year Elective

Year 2 - Semester 1
Core subjects

  • Screen Practice 2A
  • Languages of the Screen 2
  • creenwriting 2

Year 2 - Semester 2
Core subjects

  • Screen Practice 2B
  • Screen Culture and Aesthetics 2
  • Film and Television Elective
  • Second Year Elective

Year 3 - Semester 1
Core subjects

  • Languages of the Screen 3
  • Screen Culture and Aesthetics 3
  • Presentation and Marketing

Year 3 - Semester 2
Core subjects

  • Critical Reflection

Year 3 - Semester 2 (Year long)

Core subjects

  •  Screen Practice 3


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How to Apply

  • Studying Year 12 in Australia
    You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.
  • If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA
  • Current University of Melbourne international students
    If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • All other international students
    You can apply online using our e-application.
  • Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.
  • If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.
  • International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students
  • You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.


  • University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
  • University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

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