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Make your creative ambitions a reality, with a film and screen media production degree at Griffith

Develop professional level skills in film direction, producing, camera, sound, lighting, editing, digital composing, scriptwriting and research. Leverage our strong industry links, work placement opportunities, mentoring programs, master classes and guest lectures with industry specialists. Follow in the footsteps of other successful graduates and submit your projects to national and international film festivals. This course guides you in developing the practical skills and knowledge essential to working successfully in the media industry. You'll graduate with the skills, show reel and contacts to realise your screen media dreams.

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Whether you’re reconsidering your current study situation, returning after a break or starting for the first time, our experienced study advisers can help you achieve your goals. Book a 30-minute Q&A to get your questions answered.

23 September - 4 October

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Q&A Sessions

Whether you’re reconsidering your current study situation, returning after a break or starting for the first time, our experienced study advisers can help you achieve your goals. Book a 30-minute Q&A to get your questions answered.

23 September - 4 October

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Book now

Study film and screen media production at Griffith

Learn from the world’s best

Griffith Film School students learn from acclaimed figures such as Hollywood directors Gil Bettman and Mark Travis, Indonesia’s number one filmmaker Garin Nugroho, Academy Award-winning animator Adam Elliot and leading international documentary maker Professor Doe Mayer. Access an exciting calendar of guest lectures and master classes, including by Lord David Puttnam, multi-Oscar award-winning producer.

Get a hands-on education across various digital formats using the most advanced facilities, including a cinema. Acquire a thorough grounding in the history, practice and critical analysis of film. Choose from electives in editing, producing, cinematography, directing, scriptwriting and production design, among many others. You’ll take courses in screen production and screen distribution. You’ll have the advantage of supervised work placement.

Facilities and resources

Excellent facilities include 16mm and high-definition video; studio facilities providing multi-camera and sound stage capacity; motion capture; significant post-production labs and edit rooms; and state-of-the-art sound recording studios.

Practical experience

Build your portfolio and develop vital contacts and networks through our key industry links. Work on projects for real clients through our commercial multimedia production arm, LiveLab, led by BAFTA award-winning creative director Richard Fabb. LiveLab is currently working with local creators to produce global online content in the Queensland Creative Entrepreneurship Program, bringing together YouTube, the Queensland Government and LiveLab to offer content creators world-class skills.

5-Star Rated

Creative Arts at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

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Angie Fielder: Hollywood Producer

Griffith Film School alumnus Angie Fielder is a successful Hollywood film producer. Her production company, Aquarius Films, has been in business for over a decade, and she has celebrated the enormous success of her film Lion, which stormed the box office and was nominated for six Oscars. The film, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman also won Best Film at the 2017 AACTA Awards.

Angie graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 1996, and was Griffith Film School‘s Graduate of the Year in 2012. ‘I definitely tried my hand at a few different things while I was at University; I had the chance to try producing, directing, editing. It was a great foundation in learning how movies are made.’

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

Over 600 Scholarships available.

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Career outcomes

Enter the film and screen world with the competence and flair to practise your craft anywhere you choose

Our skilled graduates are also presented with abundant opportunities in their home state, thanks to established studio facilities, a unique environment and government incentives attracting productions across a wide range of genres and budgets. Depending on your areas of specialisation and choice of electives, your career options could include roles in the mainstream film and television industries working on:

  • Commercials
  • Music videos
  • Corporate videos
  • Streamed online content
  • Film festivals and awards
  • Video/digital art practice

Griffith graduates continue to win international accolades for their creativity, motivation and professional approach to their career development.

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You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 11 October

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

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Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

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