Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

304347 v.2 Graduate Diploma in Film and Television


Course CRICOS Code: 039904E
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course has been developed to enable students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than film and television who intend to study or pursue a career in this challenging and expanding field to undertake a professionalcourse with a high level of specialisation in both practical skills and critical understanding. It is designed to allow students to achieve the essential practical, critical and creative skills necessary to be able to progress into the production industry or a related career. Streams within the majors enable students to focus their studies into the areas of: screen studies; screenwriting - documentary and drama; corporate production; documentary and drama production and broadcast production.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

An undergraduate degree from a discipline other than Film and Television.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

Students may incur a cost for personal Internet access.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

304279 v.2   Film and Television 511 - History of Screen Language 5.0 25.0
304291 v.2   Film and Television 521 - Screen Production Techniques 5.0 25.0

Year 1

304323 v.2   Broadcast Production Major   150.0
304324 v.2   Corporate Production Major   150.0
304325 v.2   Documentary Production Major   150.0
304326 v.2   Drama Production Major   150.0
304327 v.2   Screen Studies Major   150.0
304328 v.2   Screenwriting Documentary Major   150.0
304349 v.2   Screenwriting Drama Major   150.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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