Filmmaking & Photography
Filmmaking & Photography | Filmmaking & Photography

If you have a passion for Filmmaking & Photography then this is for you. Our program will provide the tools and knowledge for you to explore and develop your skills in both disciplines. Covering both traditional and contemporary photography and filmmaking methods, the program provides a springboard for you to produce creative and innovative visuals.

Work is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes, allowing you to merge your ideas and skills to bring your concepts to fruition with finesse and critical expertise. This knowledge base will give you the flexibility to progress your career, from traditional forms of photo media to newer models, in a variety of employment opportunities ranging from freelance assistant, commercial/editorial photographer, social media photographer/video producer, studio manager and film maker to name a few.


  • Understand how imagery is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes
  • Refine raw ideas, develop narrative and understand genre, and recognize and develop creative strengths
  • Skills in image composition for both photography and filmmaking
  • Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities
  • Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Graphic & Digital Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines.

This knowledge base will give you the flexibility to progress your career, from traditional forms of photo media to newer models, in a variety of employment opportunities, either freelance or within a studio.

To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. If you are a domestic student aged under 18 you can enrol at the Academy but you will need your parent or guardian's consent. Unfortunately we are unable to enrol international students under the age of 18.

  • Creative students
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Innovative thinker.

  • Small classes. Generally no more than 18.
  • State of the art facilities, including industry standard computing equipment and software.

Bachelor of Design Arts

During Orientation the Academy will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the program.

The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists of five credit-bearing units of study per semester. 15-17 hours per week. 16 week semesters.

Face-to-face.

80% project work (including practical work, essays, presentations and group assignments) and 20% test.