Course details

CRICOS course code: 092157F

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Develop your passion for using the media to tell stories with a Bachelor of Screen Media at Victoria University in Melbourne.

Follow your interest in the changing media landscape, in industries that include film, television, radio, screen culture, online and mobile media production.

You’ll develop new media production skills, techniques and knowledge (including intellectual property) through a combination of practical and theoretical learning. This course has a highly contemporary focus, preparing you to deliver innovative media content for online distribution, video-on-demand, streaming sites such as YouTube, television and radio.

You’ll learn from teachers who are directly involved in the media industry. Working creatively as individuals, and in teams, you will produce:

  • cross-platform projects
  • motion graphics and visual effects
  • narrative film
  • non-fiction short films and documentaries
  • podcasts
  • television and radio programs.

Careers in media

This course will prepare you for an exciting career as a critically-informed media professional. Beyond traditional broadcast media, you could also work in:

  • advertising
  • film studios
  • film festival organisations
  • radio stations
  • video production companies.

You’ll be ready to work in a range of roles, including:

  • cinematographer
  • cross-media content creator
  • director
  • distributor
  • editor
  • post-production supervisor
  • production manager
  • producer.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Screen Media students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) in total consisting of:

  • 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) College Core studies
  • 192 credit points (equivalent to 16 units) Professional Core studies including 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) Capstone studies
  • 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) from Minor studies.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Exhibit critical awareness and understanding of theory and research in the field of screen media production across existing and emerging media platforms,

2. Plan and implement media productions for the purposes of online distribution, video-on-demand, online streaming, television and radio,

3. Analyse and critically reflect on screen media production techniques and legal and business requirements across various platforms,

4. Develop skills and abilities to adapt knowledge and skills to participate effectively in screen media production processes and teams,

5. Exemplify advanced level communication and interpersonal skills consistent with professional practice in the screen media industry.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
25,000 Per Year
Read more12,500 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
3 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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