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  • 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.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Complement your film, screen and new media skills with a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.
QTAC course code409342
QUT course code IX35
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 064813M
  • Academic
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Administrator
  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Advertising Professional
  • Artist
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Economist
  • Film Composer
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • International Business Specialist
  • Internet Professional
  • Lighting Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Post-production specialist
  • Producer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Technical Officer
  • Visual Arts Teacher

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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 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 skills by producing high quality creative content. Alternatively, you may wish to hone your skills in script-writing.

Why choose this course?

This combined degree opens up a wide range of creative and business careers. You will graduate not only with advanced technical and creative skills, but also with highly developed business knowledge you can apply within the film, screen and new media industries.

This film course for the digital age provides opportunities to develop your skills in producing, writing, editing, sound, cinematography or directing. You will gain an understanding of the techniques used in audiovisual media, the conventions and context of different screen-based formats and insight into how the screen industry works.

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.

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. There are many opportunities for graduates to start their own specialised business in the industry, where your business skills can help give you a competitive edge. Business majors in advertising, marketing or public relations can also provide you with opportunities to develop film and new media services within the advertising and corporate sectors.

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 including The Martian, Hacksaw Ridge, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Burning Man, My Mistress, Harry Potter, The Wolverine, Quantum of Solace, The Great Gatsby, Les Misérables, Batman Returns, Battleship and 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.

Professional recognition

Students may be eligible for membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection in their business degree. Details on professional recognition can be found under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media)

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Fine Arts. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

The business component is made up of 96 credit points of Business School core units and 96 credit points of units from a business major. The business majors are accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing and public relations. Accountancy students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Fine arts component

You will complete two common units (24 credit points) and a fine arts major (168 credit points) in film, screen and new media.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 7

Rank 86

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).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

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: CSP $9,200 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (409342) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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