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Bachelor of Film

Overview

Course Overview

At SAE we know that practical, hands-on training is the proven and best way for you to develop the skills and experience you need to start your successful career in the creative media industries.

Undertake a bachelor of Film at SAE and learn the creative and technical aspects of film making. Experience our innovative, hands-on environment. Build your creative confidence and develop artistic independence. SAE teaches both the traditional skills of film making and puts you at the forefront of the technologies shaping the future of the craft.


In trimester 3 choose your specialisation in:

1. Production, with units in:

  • Directing
  • Producing

2. Post Production, with units in:

  • Editing
  • Compositing
  • Colour grading

QUALIFICATION
Bachelor of Film

  • Brisbane
  • Byron Bay
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Perth

Skills

You will learn

  • Camera techniques
  • Production techniques
  • Cinematography
  • Visual effects
  • Production design
  • Screen design
  • Storytelling
  • Post production
  • Screen writing
  • Project management
  • Industry knowledge

Your learning experience

  • Develop your knowledge and skills on industry standard camera technologies including 4K Red cameras,  Canon C300s, and more.
  • Work collaboratively with artists, designers, web, mobile and games developers, animators, and audio specialists.
  • Create productions under real-world conditions.
  • Experience innovative learning at its best, including intensive workshops, face-to-face lectures, studio-based practice, and online delivery.
  • Learn high-level cinematography and visual effects skills using the same equipment, software, and processes employed by industry practitioners.
  • Build skills in industry-standard software including DaVinci Resolve colour grading software, Avid Media Composer editing software, Adobe After Effects, and Photoshop standard screen graphics applications.
  • Experience a course designed in collaboration with industry partners and develop skills that the film industry wants.
  • Develop high-level skills in your craft before you graduate: be industry-ready. 

Careers

Career Options

  • Video editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Visual effects artist
  • Colourist

Employers

SAE film graduates have been involved with outstanding production companies, studios, and networks, including:

  • Nine Network
  • Steam Motion & Sound
  • Fuel VFX
  • Foxtel
  • ABC
  • Independent production companies

Units

Bachelor of Film (Production)
VIEW UNIT DESCRIPTIONS
YEAR 1
T1 Critical Thinking in Creative MediaStorytelling for Contemporary MediaPost Production Principles and TechniquesIntroduction to Cinematography and Film Production
T2 Overview of IndustryFilm StudiesScreen DesignProduction 1
T3 Media StudiesFilm Studio 1 (Production)
Production Design | Writing for Screen | Production 2
YEAR 2
T4 Cultural PerspectivesFilm Studio 2 (Production)
Advanced Post Production Applications | Directing | Production 3
T5 Film Major Project DevelopmentFilm Studio 3 (Production)
Advanced techniques in Cinematography | Producing
T6 InternshipElectiveFilm Major Project Production
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Multi Discipline Unit
  • Discipline Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
  • Elective Unit

Note: 
Elective unit is selected from any other bachelor course, trimester 1 or 2 units.
Studios are professionally oriented production units modelled on real-world work environments.

Exit point options:
Option to complete your studies with an Associate Degree of Film after 160 credit points/first prescribed 16 units. The associate degree provides graduates with the basic core skills for entry into the industry, or to cross-skill into a related creative industry. Graduates will have broad technical knowledge and skills at a paraprofessional level.

YEAR 1
T1 Critical Thinking in Creative Media
Storytelling for Contemporary Media
Post Production Principles and Techniques
Introduction to Cinematography and Film Production
T2 Overview of Industry
Film Studies
Screen Design
Production 1
T3 Media Studies
Film Studio 1 (Production)
YEAR 2
T4 Cultural Perspectives
Film Studio 2 (Production)
T5 Film Major Project Development
Film Studio 3 (Production)
T6 Internship
Elective
Film Major Project Production
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Multi Discipline Unit
  • Discipline Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
  • Elective Unit

Note: 
Elective unit is selected from any other bachelor course, trimester 1 or 2 units.
Studios are professionally oriented production units modelled on real-world work environments.

Exit point options:
Option to complete your studies with an Associate Degree of Film after 160 credit points/first prescribed 16 units. The associate degree provides graduates with the basic core skills for entry into the industry, or to cross-skill into a related creative industry. Graduates will have broad technical knowledge and skills at a paraprofessional level.

Key facts

  • DURATION(S):

    2 years full time

  • INTAKES:

  • NEXT INTAKE:

    N/A

Entry requirements

Applicants for degree courses must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria:

  1. Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) or equivalent, OR
  2. Completion of a diploma level qualification issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), OR
  3. Alternative entry for applicants who do not meet the requirements above. For alternative entry options, contact your campus directly for more information.

Fees & Payments

Fees: view our current Fee Schedule for information on SAE course fees.

Payment options: Fee-Help, or upfront trimester instalments.