• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Throughout this Film Production from University of Canberra 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?”
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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 Film Production from University of Canberra  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

  • Filmmaker
  • Creative producer 
  • Director 
  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Screenwriter
  • First assistant director
  • Director of photography
  • Editor
  • Continuity supervisor
  • Sound designer
  • Production designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Big Stories: Culture, Memory and Power
  • Films Tools and a Meta-Narrative Vocabulary 
  • Professional Orientation (Arts) 
  • Documentary Production 
  • It Must Be True: Knowledge, Culture and Creativity 
  • The Grand Experiment 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
CRICOS Code: 095564M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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