Victorian College of the Arts

Introduction

Victorian College of the Arts

The Victorian College of the Arts brings together an extensive range of creative disciplines including Art, Dance, Theatre, Film and Television, Contemporary Music, Music Theatre, Production, Community Cultural Development and Indigenous Arts Management.

We offer a broad range of undergraduate and graduate study opportunities as well as short course programs within the following schools and centres:

  • School of Art
  • School of Performing Arts (Dance, Theatre, Production)
  • School of Film & Television
  • School of Contemporary Music (including Music Theatre)
  • The Centre for Ideas
  • The Centre for Cultural Partnerships


School of Film and Television

As Australia’s oldest and most respected university-based film school, Film and Television at the VCA attracts and challenges a diverse cohort of students. By joining us, you will be pushed to explore your creative potential, while forming relationships that will prove invaluable throughout your career.

Our practice-based ethos puts creativity and storytelling at the heart of everything we do. We balance critical training with intensive small classes and studio based practice – which delivers exceptional results.

Our graduates have won scores of international awards at the Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Tribecca and New York film festivals.

Our broad range of programs is taught by some of Australia’s leading filmmakers and industry gurus and include:

  • ⋅ Non-award 12-month and summer programs (open to all comers)
  • ⋅ Three year Bachelor of Fine Art (Film and Television)
  • ⋅ Three year Bachelor of Fine Art (Animation)
  • ⋅ Three year Bachelor of Fine Art (Screenwriting)
  • ⋅ Specialist Masters programs
  • ⋅ Research Higher Degrees to PhD level


In every course and at every stage, we help you become a thinking filmmaker.

You will have the opportunity to work the best High Definition equipment in the business. More importantly, to study Film and TV at the VCA puts you in stellar company – likeminded, creative and passionate people whose filmmaking careers may share your own trajectory.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master

Master of Film and Television

Campus Full time January 2017 Australia Melbourne

The Master of Film and Television is a practice-based graduate coursework degree studied full time over two years, with the option to exit after Year One with a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television. [+]

Master of Film and Television The Master of Film and Television is a practice-based graduate coursework degree studied full time over two years, with the option to exit after Year One with a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television.Students specialise in one stream chosen from: Narrative, Animation, or Documentary. Please note: there will be no entry into Year 1 for Animation in 2013. Applicants may only apply for direct entry into Year 2 (assuming the selection criteria is met)Students are trained in research methods, screen language and writing, and then write, direct and edit their own productions. Each student assumes responsibility for the creative and technical production of a major project at a professional level.The Graduate Diploma of Film and Television is an exit qualification for students who have successfully completed the first 100 points of the course. Applicants holding a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television, or equivalent, may apply for direct entry to Year 2 of the equivalent stream within the course.  ... [-]


Master of Producing

Campus Full time 18  January 2017 Australia Melbourne

The Master of Producing is a practice-based graduate coursework degree, taking eighteen months of full-time study that focuses on the creative and business aspects of being a successful producer in the film, television and allied industries. [+]

Master of ProducingThe Master of Producing is a practice-based graduate coursework degree, taking eighteen months of full-time study that focuses on the creative and business aspects of being a successful producer in the film, television and allied industries.The program will extend your creative abilities and business skills by requiring you to work in the role of Producer on student films; you will develop a sound understanding of the Australian film, television and allied industries, and produce a short creative project.Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification and an interview.The School of Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts, has an international reputation for the high quality of its graduates and student productions. Graduates are successful in local and international film festivals, winning numerous awards with their productions and are widely employed in the industry. Many of our graduates develop high-profile careers in the film, television or allied industries.... [-]


Master of Screenwriting

Campus Full time 18  January 2017 Australia Melbourne

The Master of Screenwriting is a practice-based graduate coursework degree taking eighteen months of full-time study. Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, creative writing portfolio and interview. The course is designed for those who have a desire to write audience-engaged stories for a visual medium and for people wishing to work as professional screenwriters. [+]

Master of ScreenwritingThe Master of Screenwriting is a practice-based graduate coursework degree taking eighteen months of full-time study. Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, creative writing portfolio and interview. The course is designed for those who have a desire to write audience-engaged stories for a visual medium and for people wishing to work as professional screenwriters.Semester One of the three semester course is teaching intensive, with students being introduced to many facets of screenwriting.  Students take part in ‘Storytelling Workshops’ which analyse the universal essentials of storytelling. Students also attend lectures, classes and screenings dedicated to the craft of screenwriting and undertake intensive modules focusing on feature film and television writing.Semester Two focuses on writing a first draft of the student’s major project.  Students develop their script with the assistance of script tutorials, feedback from their lecturer and peers and a unique script development hothouse.  During this semester, students also gain skills in giving and receiving creative feedback on their scripts. A first draft feature screenplay, or a TV Bible plus episode(s) of a script, are the expected outcomes after Year One. In Third Semester, students are expected to implement skills they have learned in Year one to focus on redrafting their major project as they head towards a second or third draft of their major script.  Script tutorials plus lecturer and peer feedback is maintained throughout. In this semester, students also learn about the Australian and international screenwriting landscape, concluding the course with the Business of Screenwriting. By the end of the course, students will have written either a feature screenplay or a television bible plus episodes, to a professional second draft standard or greater.... [-]


MA

Master of Fine Arts - Film and Television

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  January 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Master of Fine Arts (Film and Television) gives experienced film and television practitioners, and high level film students, the opportunity to engage in independent research in their field. The degree will enable student researchers to develop mastery and advance the practice and theory in their field. [+]

Master of Fine Arts - Film and TelevisionThe Master of Fine Arts (Film and Television) gives experienced film and television practitioners, and high level film students, the opportunity to engage in independent research in their field. The degree will enable student researchers to develop mastery and advance the practice and theory in their field.Candidates will propose, and with their supervisor, will develop their own topic for research. Most commonly the project will not be production based. For example, a suitable creative project might be writing a completed feature film script or researching an aspect of film and television practice. Projects may contain some elements of production where appropriate (e.g., a trailer or short animation).While primarily self directed, students will work with one or two supervisors from the School of Film and Television’s academic staff. Selection of candidates depends on the school’s ability to match applicants’ projects with available supervision. All creative projects must be accompanied by a written dissertation (normally 12,000 words), which compliments and illuminates the creative work and places it within a scholarly context.... [-]