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Make your creative ambitions a reality, with a film and screen media degree at Griffith
Develop professional level skills in film direction, 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.
Study film and screen media 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.
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.
Griffith Film School graduate
After graduating from Griffith Film School's Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production, Amanda Eyley has forged a successful editing career in Sydney. She has worked across many popular films including Blinky Bill, Maya the Bee and Lego Batman. She has also worked on the Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road as assistant editor to Margaret Sixel, who won the Academy Award for editing.
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It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
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:
- 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.
May 25, 2017
Griffith grads take Cannes by storm
Monday 27 February — Saturday 17 June
Trimester 1 (International)
From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester starting on Monday 27 February.
Friday 2 June — Saturday 3 June
Careers & Employment Expo
Opportunity to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities for career options.
Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September
Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September. Get started on your study journey.
Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October
Trimester 2 (International)
Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.
Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July
Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan
Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.
Saturday 15 July — Sunday 16 July
Unique opportunity for anyone starting, changing or upgrading their career.
Tuesday 18 July
Sunshine Coast Daily Careers & Employment Expo
Latest information on tertiary studies, further training, hands on demonstrations and employment opportunities.
Monday 24 July
Discover what’s possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campuses to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support and tour our campus. Find out more.
Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September
Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university. Find out more.
Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February
Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2016 to Friday 2 February 2018.
Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February
Trimester 3 (International)
Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2017 to Friday 17 February 2018.
Wednesday 15 November
Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank
Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.
Wednesday 22 November