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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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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 works with local creators to produce global online content and were a part of the Queensland Creative Entrepreneurship Program, that brought together YouTube, the Queensland Government and LiveLab to offer content creators world-class skills.

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Griffith Film School at SXSW

Griffith film students, faculty and alumni travel each year to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas. Supported by Screen Queensland, Griffith Film School lecturer Sue Swinburne leads the delegation and curates a showcase of Queensland’s best new media producers.

In 2019 film alumni Lucas Taylor and Samudranil (Sam) Chatterjee were selected to screen their latest projects at SXSW. Lucas’ sci-fi project for NBC Universal, Eleven Eleven is an original storytelling experience designed for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Sam screened his short film, Outdooring.

Sam said his time at Griffith Film School had laid the foundations for a career in the industry.

“Griffith was a perfect place to meet filmmakers with varying voices. At Griffith, I had room to test and shoot various projects and fail as much I needed. I found that extremely valuable. Without that process, you simply cannot become a cinematographer or an artist.”

Bleach festival

Three-year partnership with Bleach* Festival to provide extensive practical experience to Griffith students from 2019

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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Tuesday 21 September — Thursday 30 September

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