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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media)

Our graduates have won Oscars, Emmys and BAFTAs. Gain skills in producing, writing, sound, cinematography or directing across documentary, television and digital platforms.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
7
Selection rank
86
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
421342
CRICOS
056185A

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

This film course for the digital age provides opportunities to develop your skills in producing, writing, editing, sound, cinematography or directing. You will learn skills used in audio-visual media, gain business and leadership skills, and knowledge of how the entertainment industry works. Regardless of your chosen specialisation, this broad base of skills will make you attractive to employers, or set you up to better take control of your freelance career. 

There is an emphasis on creating quality content for a broad range of applications. You will choose from a range of genres, including documentary, drama, television formats and experimental film, and be encouraged to consider formats that include film, television, digital and mobile platforms.

 

Real-world learning

You’ll have opportunities to work in a range of genres including documentary, drama, television and experimental film, across formats including film, television, digital, web and mobile platforms. You’ll be prepared for the industry, whether you plan to work in an established production house or develop a freelance career.

You will be industry ready for the career path you choose to pursue. You will gain experience in your specialisation by working with other students to produce creative works for external clients and may have your works showcased to the industry at public screenings in your final year.

Highlights

  • Develop skills in cinematography, editing, sound or directing, or learn how to be a producer or scriptwriter.
  • Showcase your work to industry professionals and external clients at public screenings.
  • Choose from a range of genres including documentary, drama, television, experimental film while exploring digital and mobile platforms.
  • Graduates have made films or programs that have won Oscars, Emmy, BAFTA, AFI and IF awards, and screened at major international and Australian film festivals.

Highlights

  • Develop skills in cinematography, editing, sound or directing, or learn how to be a producer or scriptwriter.
  • Showcase your work to industry professionals and external clients at public screenings.
  • Choose from a range of genres including documentary, drama, television, experimental film while exploring digital and mobile platforms.
  • Graduates have made films or programs that have won Oscars, Emmy, BAFTA, AFI and IF awards, and screened at major international and Australian film festivals.

What to expect

Storytelling for screen is no longer restricted to big-budget cinema releases and television series commissioned by major networks. The need for quality content across digital media delivery platforms such as subscription TV, mobile devices, internet, promotional campaigns and film festivals and events is leading to lucrative opportunities for multiskilled professionals to generate highly creative, captivating productions.

This course gives you a broad base of knowledge, skills and experiences to explore a wide range of career options within the film, television and digital media industries before specialising in an area of your choice. If you are interested in producing you may find your niche as a creative entrepreneur, learning how to generate ideas and develop them into finished productions. If your passion is cinematography, editing, sound or directing, you will develop your technical skills by producing high quality creative content. Alternatively, you may wish to hone your skills in script-writing.

Double degrees

Combine your fine arts degree with a second degree to gain a broader range of skills and knowledge, a competitive advantage and enhanced career flexibility.  Choose a double degree with:

  • Business and use your combined skills to start your own specialised business, such as developing film and new media services within the advertising and corporate sectors.
  • Law for wider career options include working as a director, scriptwriter or production manager, a media lawyer involved in copyright disputes, negotiation of licenses and talent agreements, or a filmmaker specialising in crime or legal content.
  • If you are looking to apply your creative abilities to education settings or the teaching profession you have some options.  You can complete your film, screen and new media degree first and then follow with a Master of Teaching in early childhood, primary or secondary education.*  Or you can now undertake a double degree in secondary education at the same time as your screen and new media degree.

*Check entry requirements for the Master of Teaching for specific teaching areas. 

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates work in the film, television and screen industries in entry-level positions on film sets, for production companies or screen media outlets, and as freelance professionals. Career outcomes include cinematography, vision and sound editing, directing, script-writing, producing or production management. Those who specialise in producing may aspire to work in research, production management, script development and editing, or programming and scheduling for screen media outlets. There are many opportunities for graduates to start their own specialised business in the industry.

Our graduates have gone on to make films or programs that have won Oscars, Emmy, BAFTA, AACTA and IF awards. They have screened at prestigious festivals worldwide including Cannes, Tribeca, Berlinale, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and Tropfest.

QUT graduates have worked on films such as The Martian, Hacksaw Ridge, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Doctor StrangeBurning Man, My Mistress, Harry Potter, The Wolverine, Quantum of Solace, The Great Gatsby, Les Misérables, Batman Returns, Battleshipand Total Recall.

Television programs include True Detective, Westworld, Hoff the Record, Secrets and Lies, The Night Manager, Battlebots, Australia’s Got Talent, Big Brother, MasterChef (USA), The Voice, X-Factor, Australian Story, Go Back To Where You Came From, SLiDE, and Absolutely Fabulous, The Thick of It, and Quick Cuts for BBC London.

Music videos include those for Powderfinger, Silverchair, Washington, and many others.

There are also pathways available for professional or research postgraduate studies.

Possible careers

  • Advertising Professional
  • Artist
  • Director
  • Film Composer
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Internet Professional
  • Lighting Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Media Producer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Post-production specialist
  • Producer
  • Sound and Music Producer
  • Technical Officer
  • Visual Arts Teacher

Requirements

OP 7
Rank 86

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
KK34
QTAC code
421342
CRICOS code
056185A
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 3 years full-time
  • 3 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 91
OP 4
Selection rank 93
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 7
Selection rank 86

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
7
Rank
86
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Find out more about additional course requirements and costs.

2019

2019: $30,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Find out more about additional course requirements and costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Creative Industries International Scholarship

We offer merit-based scholarships for high-achieving international students who have accepted their offer and been admitted into an undergraduate course.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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