Graduate Certificate of Film and Television

Deakin University

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Graduate Certificate of Film and Television provides students with an opportunity to acquire specialist knowledge and expand their skills in the ever-changing media production industries.

Course overview

Get an introduction to the film and television industry and develop a broad range of advanced production skills with the Graduate Certificate of Film and Television. Hone your craft in world-class production facilities and select your units to create a course built for your passions and career goals.

Ready to take the first steps towards realising your full potential as a visual storyteller?

The Graduate Certificate of Film and Television is grounded in the everyday realities of the film and television industry. By breaking down some of the misconceptions about working in film and television, our graduates are better prepared for future roles, and more in control of their careers. On top of practical skills for film and television production, the course focuses on transferable skills – like collaboration, problem-solving and personal organisation – that are crucial for success in media industries.

The course consists of four film and television elective units. Explore topics that interest you and build skills that align with your aspirations and take your career further. There are eight elective units to choose from, covering a broad range of study areas from advanced screen production and visual effects, to storytelling and documentary practice.

Career outcomes

Graduates will have the transferable skills and practical experience needed for a successful career in the film and television industry, as well as broadcasting, marketing, advertising and communications roles. Film and television graduates at Deakin have gone on to thrive in roles as:

  • directors
  • cinematographers
  • editors
  • producers
  • production managers
  • production designers.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
16,300 Per Year Expected Mar 2023 0.5 years
Read more0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Self study / online (without attendance)
Cloud Campus
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125

Entry criteria

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher; OR
  • two years relevant work experience; OR
  • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT: 79 Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY: 176 No band less than 169

PTE: 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET: Overall C+



Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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