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What will I learn?

With eighty percent of internet content projected to be video by 2020, film is an exciting career pathway with many and varied opportunities for career outcomes, now and into the future.

In the Associate Degree, you will complete the first four trimesters of the Bachelor of Film program, which consists of six trimesters. This will prepare you to enter the workforce as a highly skilled para-professional employee. The Associate Degree is also designed an excellent pathway into the Bachelor of Film program.

Starting with the fundamentals and rolling through to the finer, more complex aspects of cinematography, you'll acquire a very particular set of skills during your time. You’ll experience the different ways you can tell your stories on screen; through scripts, still images, moving images, in the editing room and via different platforms.

At SAE you won’t find yourself in a lecture with 300 people or even in a traditional lecture at all. You’ll be in a studio environment using industry-standard equipment like 4K Red, Sony and Canon cameras, DaVinci Resolve colour grading software, Avid Media Composer, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Your growth and development will be assessed through the completion of industry-based projects, not theoretical based essays. This will ultimately help you build up a body of work and portfolio to share with potential employers or first client.

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on projects initially in partnership with your course peers. As your skills develop and you work on more dynamic projects, you’ll apply your capabilities on cross-discipline projects.

For those wanting to go the extra, and thousands of miles, you can complete up to two trimesters of your course at selected SAE campuses across the planet. Suddenly, real-world experience just went worldwide.

But most importantly at SAE, you'll see your ideas come to life as you prepare for a big future in front of you behind the lens.

Your Learning Experience

  • Develop your knowledge and skills on industry standard camera technologies including 4K Red cameras, Canon C300s, and more.
  • Work collaboratively with artists, designers, web, mobile and games developers, animators, and audio specialists.
  • Create productions under real-world conditions.
  • Learn high-level cinematography and visual effects skills using the same equipment, software, and processes employed by industry practitioners.
  • Build skills in industry-standard software including DaVinci Resolve colour grading software, Avid Media Composer editing software, Adobe After Effects, and Photoshop standard screen graphics applications.
  • Experience a course designed in collaboration with industry partners and develop skills that the film industry wants.
  • Develop high-level skills in your craft before you graduate: be industry-ready.

Careers:

  • Assistant director
  • Assistant producer
  • Camera assistant
  • Editor
  • Broadcast designer
  • Assistant director of photography
  • Production designer BA
  • Screenwriter
  • Production assistant
  • Visual effects artist

You Will Learn

Students who have completed the Associate Degree of Film would have opportunities in the professional workplace as:

  • Director
  • Editor
  • Broadcast Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Production Assistant
  • Producer
  • Camera Assistant
  • Director of Photography
  • Screenwriter
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Creative/Content Producer

CRICOS

080181E

Study options

Full Time (4 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 6 Trimesters - Full Time)

Tuition fees
AUD $49,700 for the entire course
Application deadline

Expected September 2021

More details

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Perth Campus

116 Roe Street,

NORTHBRIDGE,

Western Australia,

6003, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (4 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 6 Trimesters - Full Time)

Tuition fees
AUD $49,700 for the entire course
Application deadline

Expected September 2021

More details

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Melbourne Campus

235 Normanby Road,

SOUTH MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3205, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school). English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall score. No band score less than 5.5; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: 54 overall score; TOEFL paper based test: 550 overall score; TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): 73 overall score.

For international students

Academic requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school) and meet English language requirements as outlined below.

Minimum Age

International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

English Language Requirements

International students have to provide additional evidence of language skills and complete one of the following:

Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent

IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall score. No band score less than 5.5; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: 54 overall score; TOEFL paper based test: 550 overall score; TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): 73 overall score.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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