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What will I learn?

SAE’s Bachelor of Film puts you in the spotlight from day one, helping you gain the practical experience and technical knowledge needed to launch yourself in the world of motion pictures.

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 at SAE. Choose to specialise in either Production – where the focus is on directing and producing, or Post-Production – where you’ll refine your skills in editing, compositing, and colour grading.

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 clients.

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on projects alongside your peers. As your skills develop and you work on more dynamic projects, you’ll apply your experience to cross-discipline projects in audio, games, design, or animation. By the end of your course, you could be collaborating with fellow students across all SAE’s disciplines.

With a Bachelor of Film, you’ll be ready for cutting-edge industry roles using modern creative business concepts and strategies. Career options include Video Editor, Film Producer, Broadcast Specialist, or Camera Assistant.

Bachelor of Film students are provided an opportunity to undertake workplace internships in the final trimester of study.

Making the leap from being a fan of film, to becoming a force in the film industry happens at SAE.

SAE Bachelor of Film offers:

Train in world class studio environments: 4K Red, Sony and Canon cameras, DaVinci Resolve colour grading software, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Practical, immersive training: All work is project-based, with no exams.
Creative collaboration: Collaborate with audio specialists, artists, designers, game developers and animators.
Expand your career: Graduate with a portfolio, work experience, employability and entrepreneurial skills and a network of fellow creatives.

Career Outcomes
What jobs will this course lead to?

  • Video Editor
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Colourist
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Camera Assistant



Study options

Full Time (6 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 8 Trimesters/9 Trimesters - Full Time)

Tuition fees
A$37,420.00 (20,11,828) per year
AUD $74,840 for the entire course
Start date

30 May 2022, 19 September 2022


Melbourne Campus

235 Normanby Road,



3205, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (6 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 8 Trimesters/9 Trimesters - Full Time)

Tuition fees
A$37,420.00 (20,11,828) per year
AUD $74,840 for the entire course
Start date

30 May 2022, 19 September 2022


Brisbane Campus

Cnr Jane Street and Riverside Drive,



4101, BRISBANE, 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

Minimum Age

International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age prior to the commencement of their study.

Academic requirements

Successful completion of secondary school studies (assessed as an equivalent of Australian Year 12 secondary studies). Minimum overall pass is required.

English language requirements

  • International English Language Testing Sydney (IELTS): An overall score of 6.0 or higher with no individual band lower than 5.5 (only the Academic Test is accepted), OR
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 73 overall (internet-based test), OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic score of 46 or higher, OR
  • Completion of Year 12 English in an Australian secondary school or college or equivalent with a minimum result of “Satisfactory” or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an Academic English program with an SAE-approved Australian-based English partner.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

SAE Institute offers below pathways courses for this subject