What will I learn?

Throughout this course you’ll leverage your interest in filmmaking as you expand your creative thinking, explore the craft of storytelling and, ultimately, transform into a professional film practitioner. You’ll understand the ins and outs of making a film and, most importantly, the answer to the question: “What film are you going to make?”

You’ll make full use of our digital cinema workflow to put your theoretical knowledge into practice, with access to industry-standard resources including: digital cinematography cameras and lenses; professional tripods and dollies; lighting equipment; location sound recording mixers, microphones and booms; studio and set construction facilities; green screen studio and compositing software; and professional editing and colour grading software. You’ll have the opportunity to develop creative practice in filmmaking and specialise in a technical crew role. Internship units allow you to form industry relationships and engage with the social and professional world of film production.

Study a Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) at UC and you will:

discover the answer to the question: What film do I want to make?
use technical knowledge to analyse and evaluate a screenplay for story, narrative, theme and character
assess, plan and work with the hardware and software of film production to engage metanarrative devices for cinematic storytelling
use an understanding of acting and the acting process to form creative collaborations for film production
both lead and work in small teams to produce creative storytelling solutions for film production
use industry-standard procedures for managing hazards and safety within film production.

Career opportunities

Creative producer
Documentary filmmaker
First assistant director
Director of photography
Continuity supervisor
Sound designer
Production designer
Costume designer
Production manager
Camera operator
Camera assistant (clapper loader, focus puller, data wrangler)
Sound recorder
Boom operator
Props master
Assistant editor
Special effects supervisor
Digital imaging technician

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Design



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,52,463) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021

More details

Start date

7 February 2022, 1 August 2022


University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,


Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1 - 2400 scale) - 1320, 1370, 1580, 1660. Scholastic Aptitude Test (1600 scale) - 1040, 1060, 1170, 1210. IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall with no band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lowers than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

For international students

Year 12

Overseas qualification

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

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

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students