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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Film and Television is an innovative degree that puts you at the cutting-edge of film, television and visual effects (VFX) production and theory.

You'll develop the technical knowledge and experience needed to enter the exciting world of screen production and content creation. While you study you will develop the skills and contacts you need for a successful career in the creative industries; graduating with a digital portfolio of work and practical industry experience.

You also have the opportunity to specialise in visual effects in your third year of study at world-renowned VFX studio, Rising Sun Pictures where you will study alongside industry professionals and mentors.

Third year students have the opportunity to connect with the Film Concept Lab, and work alongside We Made A Thing Studios, and other industry professionals, in the production of a short film for festival release.

If you finish your degree with a credit or higher grade point average (GPA) you could be eligible for the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

What you'll learn

Throughout the degree, you will explore theory and practice combining traditional and digital forms required by industry. You will gain an understanding in all stages of the professional production cycle from conceptualisation and script writing, through to production and post-production.

You will analyse film and media from around the globe to gain insight into different creative contexts, forms and practices. You will develop professional knowledge in screenwriting, cinematic design, and the production of documentary, experimental and narrative film and television, and VFX, while understanding different media platforms and the end-user experience.

You can specialise in Film and Television production or VFX. In the Film and Television production specialisation, you will complete a series of industry, production and screen theory courses, and will have the opportunity to apply for the UniSA and WeMat Film Concept Lab. In the VFX specialisation, you will study the third year of the degree at Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), working alongside world-class visual effects artists who have created hundreds of sequences for motion pictures including Ford v Ferrari, Captain Marvel and Mortal Kombat.

Which department am I in?

UniSA Creative



Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$29,400.00 (15,84,052) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


Magill Campus

St Bernards Rd,


South Australia,

5072, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. The SAT scoring system has changed. Upon application old scores will be converted if required. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent


Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.


Higher education study

Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Certificate IV or above


Recent secondary education

Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

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

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