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Master of Film and Video

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  • Objectives
    The Master of Film and Video allows students creative freedom to explore a wide range of interest in arts and humanities while engaged in professional film and video production practices and developing a sensitivity to the language of cinema. Students can combine film and video units with units in other Disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Education, so that film making develops alongside discipline study in, for example, history and heritage, tourism, community development and international relations. It will also offer students opportunities to specialise in specific skills and to undertake projects in a range of contemporary forms. The program caters for graduates with no background in film and video production, but is designed to also offer postgraduate options for graduates from the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts or an equivalent degree.
  • Entry requirements
    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Certificate of Film and Video applicants require: * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or * qualifications deemed to be equivalent; or * extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course selection team.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Film and Video
  • Course description
    Fees and charges

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

    This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.


    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php .
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Course rules

    To qualify for the award of Master of Film and Video, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study including a minimum of 8 credit points chosen from the prescribed list of units below, together with 4 credit points of electives.


    Electives can be chosen from the recommended list below or any level 7 coded unit offered within the Faculty of Arts and Education.


    Course structure

    Trimester 1

    ACC707 Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts  

    ACM702 Directing: Techniques and Aesthetics  

    ACM703 Cinematography  

    ACM704 Film and Video Editing  

    ACM717 Television Commercial Production  

    AIH708 Making Film, Constructing History  *


    Trimester 2

    ACC716 Film and Video Major Project  (2 credit points)

    ACM705 Graphics and Compositing  

    ACM710 Film Business  

    ACM718 Corporate and Community Documentary Production  

    ACM733 My Story: Autobiographical and Experimental Video Production  

     

    Trimester 1 or trimester 2

    ALX721 Creative Industries Internship  

     

    * Not offered 2009.


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide


    Admission requirements - specific
    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Certificate of Film and Video applicants require:

        * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
        * qualifications deemed to be equivalent; or
        * extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course selection team.


    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    Advanced standing - specific
    Applications for advanced standing will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

    The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and the Masters course of Film and Video comprise a suite of fully articulated courses.

    Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Film and Video will lead to admission into either the Graduate Diploma of Film and Video or the Master of Film and Video with up to 4 credit points of advanced standing.

    Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Film and Video will lead to admission into the Master of Film and Video with up to 8 credit points of advanced standing.


    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.


    Alternate exits
    Graduate Certificate of Film and Video (A518)
    Graduate Diploma of Film and Video (A618)

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