The Film and Television specialisation in the Bachelor of Fine Arts gives you the skills to create screen programs to a high artistic and technical standard.

Throughout the degree you will attend lectures, workshops and masterclasses to develop your creative, technical and analytical skills. You will write, direct and edit your own work and also crew on fellow student productions. A large component of the degree is focused on practical screen production, with an emphasis on screenwriting, direction and editing. You will be encouraged to be innovative and experimental, to explore ideas and develop the expertise to express ideas for an audience.

The VCA’s School of Film and Television is Australia’s premier film school. Our students and graduates alike continue to win numerous industry awards on the national and international stages, including festivals such as Berlin International, Palm Springs, Sundance, Tokyo, London, at Cannes and at the Academy Awards.

You will learn in a modern purpose-built building which houses sound stages, animation studios, rushes viewing rooms, editing and sound mixing suites along with 90-seat and 220-seat cinemas. Equipment available includes 16mm and digital cinema cameras, location sound kits with digital audio recorders, and comprehensive high-definition digital vision and audio postproduction facilities.

Selection into this specialisation is talent-based and includes a test and interview. See details.

CRICOS code: 093584A


  • Writer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Film or TV producer

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts

Clearly-in Rank 2018
Range of criteria used for selection Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2018. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne entry

Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. i

Minimum ATAR 2018
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You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

Selection into the Bachelor of Fine Arts is talent-based. The selection process for each specialisation may include: Animation (test, interview and folio); Dance (audition and interview); Film and Television (test and interview); Music Theatre (audition); Production (statement, interview and workshop); Screenwriting (test and interview); Theatre Practice (audition, interview and workshop); Visual Art (interview and folio).

More information about the audition and selection process here.