Get an introduction to the film and television industry and develop a broad range of advanced production skills with the Graduate Certificate of Film and Television. Hone your craft in world-class production facilities and select your units to create a course built for your passions and career goals.
Ready to take the first steps towards realising your full potential as a visual storyteller?
The Graduate Certificate of Film and Television is grounded in the everyday realities of the film and television industry. By breaking down some of the misconceptions about working in film and television, our graduates are better prepared for future roles, and more in control of their careers. On top of practical skills for film and television production, the course focuses on transferable skills - like collaboration, problem-solving and personal organisation - that are crucial for success in media industries.
The course consists of four film and television elective units. Explore topics that interest you and build skills that align with your aspirations and take your career further. There are eight elective units to choose from, covering a broad range of study areas from advanced screen production and visual effects, to storytelling and documentary practice.
No matter the electives you choose, you can look forward to lots of practical experience that prepares you for the challenges of the industry. Many of your assessments will involve the production of film and television content, allowing you to apply your skills on real-world projects and develop your unique style of storytelling. You'll also have access to the latest production equipment in our state-of-the-art film and television facilities. Practise with the same tools professionals use, including digital cinema cameras, an industry-standard broadcast TV studio and cutting-edge motion capture facility.
While there are many rewarding career options for graduates, there are also opportunities for further study upon successful completion of the course. If you want to continue developing your production skills and access sought-after internships, you might like to articulate into Deakin's Master of Film and Television.
Entry will be based on performance in:
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Graduates will have the transferable skills and practical experience needed for a successful career in the film and television industry, as well as broadcasting, marketing, advertising and communications roles. Film and television graduates at Deakin have gone on to thrive in roles as:
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To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Film and Television, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:
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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.