Course Overview

This course equips graduates with foundation screen production skills and critically reflective cross-cultural knowledge to successfully produce and distribute filmed content in Asian Pacific markets. The course provides an even balance of subjects in theoretical foundations, practical skills development, and project production.

Graduates develop team-based problem-solving skills to provide end-user focused communications solutions for both entertainment and business applications in both public and private enterprises. Graduates may find employment as media production specialists in small and large businesses in fields related to their selected area of study, screenwriting, directing, producing, on-line content creation, international production management, and international funding and distribution.
Graduates may also elect to be self-employed and run their own small business with a focus on serving international markets in the Asia Pacific.

The course is delivered and assessed in English language, however students are encouraged to submit English translations of non-English source materials from the Asia Pacific for development of international media projects.

CRICOS Course Code
102224B
CAMPUS
Level 4, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Course Duration
Full Time: 3 Years (6 Semesters)
Credit Points
240 CP (40 CP per semester)
Professional Accreditation
No professional accreditation or registration is required for graduates to practice professionally.
Assessment Method
240 CP – Comprising of 40 CP per Semester
AQF Level
Bachelor degree (level 7)(ASCED Field of Education: 100701 Audio Visual Studies)
ATTENDANCE
Full Time
Subjects
Total 18 number of subjects
Course of Study
BMFP is a 6-semester course. To qualify for the BMFP award at least 240 points must be completed successfully.
Entry Requirements
Total 18 number of subjects
Delivery Mode
Face to Face for all subjects. Hybrid online assignment submission and assessment with mixed face to face lectures and electronic tutorials are used for screenwriting 2-3 and film history 1-3

Structure of the course of study

Subject code sample: FTV (Film) 1(yr.) 001(subject). 10 (Credit Point)

  • Subject FTV1001.10, Film History 1: USA and Europe
  • Subject FTV1002.10, Screenwriting 1: Visual Storytelling
  • Subject FTV1003.10, Skills 1: Interviews and Location Sound
  • Subject FTV1004.10, Project 1: Documentary Insight Production
  • Subject FTV1005.10, Film History 2: Asia Pacific
  • Subject FTV1006.10, Skills 2: Directing Camera
  • Subject FTV1007.10, Skills 3: Editing Foundations
  • Subject FTV1008.10, Project 2: Silent Movie
  • Subject FTV2009.10, Film History 3: Online & Corporate Media
  • Subject FTV2010.10, Screenwriting 2: Multinational Corporate
  • Subject FTV2011.20, Film Lab 1 and Internship Option 
  • Subject FTV2012.20, Film Lab 2 and Internship Option
  • Subject FTV2013.10, Skills 4: Audio Postproduction
  • Subject FTV2014.10, Screenwriting 3, Intercultural Drama
  • Subject FTV3015.10, Skills 5: Graphic Design & Sub-Titling
  • Subject FTV3016.30, Project 5:Capstone Intercultural Production
  • Subject FTV3017.20, Project 5:Capstone Postproduction
  • Subject FTV3018.10, Skills 6:Portfolio & Career

Core Subjects

All subjects are core. Project and Skill subjects allow student specialization into different production roles such as director or camera with standardized and equivalent assessment.

FTV1001.10
Film History 1: USA and Europe
FTV1002.10
Screenwriting 1: Visual Storytelling
FTV1003.10
Skills 1: Interviews and Location Sound
FTV1004.10
Project 1: Documentary Insight Production
FTV1005.10
Film History 2: Asia Pacific
FTV1006.10
Skills 2: Directing Camera
FTV1007.10
Skills 3: Editing Foundations
FTV1008.10
Project 2: Silent Movie
FTV2009.10
Film History 3: Online & Corporate Media
FTV2010.10
Screenwriting 2: Multinational Corporate
FTV2011.20
Film Lab 1 and Internship Option
FTV2012.20
Film Lab 2 and Internship Option
FTV2013.10
Skills 4: Audio Postproduction
FTV2014.10
Screenwriting 3: Intercultural Drama
FTV3015.10
Skills 5: Graphic Design & Sub-Titling
FTV3016.30
Project 5: Capstone Intercultural
Production
FTV3017.30
Project 5: Capstone Postproduction
FTV3018.10
Skills 6: Portfolio and Career

Elective Subjects

No electives provided. The course is structured around a team-based skills acquisition and application path requiring consistent cohorts for group assessments. Internship if not undertaken in Film Lab and Study Abroad Option is normally undertaken between semesters.

Course Progression Rules

  1. Students must earn a minimum Pass or Satisfactory assessment for all subjects to progress through the course.
  2. Students who fail any one subject may repeat that subject in or before the following semester in addition to completing any other prescribed subjects.
  3. Students who fail two or more subjects will be required to repeat the year, with credit granted for subjects already successfully completed.

Pre-Requisites for Specific Subjects

There are no pre-requisites for Year 1 subjects and Internships.
Enrolment in Year 2 and Year 3 subjects except Internship requires satisfactory completion of each preceding year.

Delivery Mode

Face to face for all subjects. Hybrid online assignment submission and assessment with mixed face to face lectures and electronic tutorials are used for Screenwriting 2-3, and Film History 1-3.

Entry Requirements

Domestic: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.
International: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent and an IELTS or equivalent score of 6.0 with no sub-score of less than 5.5.

Professional Accreditation

No professional accreditation or registration is required for graduates to practice professionally.

Assessment Method

  • All subjects have a minimum attendance hurdle of 80% attendance for scheduled face to face components.
  • All written materials are to be submitted in English.
  • Video productions may include non-English language elements provided they are also subtitled or translated.
  • Film History 1-3 group subjects, Screenwriting 1-3 group subjects, and Project 1-5 group subjects are assessed by criteria-referenced scoring to indicative grades subject to moderation of Fail (F: 0-49%), Pass (P: 50-64%), Credit (65-74%), Distinction (75-84%), and High Distinction (85-100%). 
  • Each 10CP subject will normally require progressive submission of three assignments, of which one may be in video form. Video submissions will normally receive a mixed group and individual performance mark.
  • Each 20CP and final 30CP Capstone Project subject will normally require three assessments including submission of a comprehensive project portfolio including: final script, production schedule and budget, crewing and casting lists, and location clearances; an individually assessed skill performance; and a final video project submission that will normally receive a mixed group and individual performance mark.
  • Project group subjects are assessed by combined individual and group achievement scores. Individual achievement is assessed by continuous observed performance and participation throughout production. Group achievement is assessed at completed project screening stage with all credited crew receiving the same component score.
  • Screenwriting and History group subjects have a majority of individual grading assessments. 

Skills group subjects and the Internship subject have a combined Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory assessment, with graded assessment elements.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Advanced media production skills
Graduates demonstrate fundamental skills in screenwriting, realisation of complex abstract ideas into coherent visual narratives, applied skills video camera use and lighting, directing actors, web-site design and video postproduction.

2. Cross-cultural capability
Graduates will be able to apply their skills widely including use of non-specialist communication technologies readily accessible to public and private enterprises in the Asia Pacific.

3. Cross-cultural historical literacy
Graduates will have an introductory knowledge of film histories in Asia and the West, and show critically reflective ability to make thoughtful cross-cultural comparison between regional film industries and cultural practices.

4. Media entrepreneurship
Graduates will show entrepreneurial aptitude in identifying new media communication opportunities in existing and non-traditional communications industries.

5. Multinational technical literacies
Graduates will be able to efficiently produce dramatic and factual video program materials meeting technical and aesthetic standards of broadcast and online networks in the Asia Pacific.

6. Occupational health and safety
Graduates practice operational understanding and compliance with relevant occupational health and safety guidelines in Victoria.

7. Ethical interpersonal skills
Graduates display mature interpersonal communication skills enabling them to work co-operatively with others in teams.

8. Autonomous problem solving
Graduates can autonomously synthesise original communication solutions for novel problems in professional film production and online employment environments.

9. Interculturally resilient
Graduates are personally resilient and ethically aware in their dealings with others and show high levels of inter-cultural awareness.