A reflection on Film and Television at Bond
The Bachelor of Film and Television (3 Year Program) is designed for international students who wish to study via a two-semester model, this three-year program means students will study during the January and September semesters of each year only and will complete the degree over three years rather than the usual two.
Graduate with working knowledge
The Bachelor of Film and Television prepares students for a career in the film or television industry. Taught by accomplished industry professionals, students are mentored through their degree and encouraged to explore their inner creativity.
This 3 year study option is specially designed for international students who wish to study via a two-semester model - a three-year program means students will study during the January and September semesters of each year only and will complete the degree over three years rather than the usual two.
The degree is founded upon practical experience and provides students the opportunity to work on numerous film projects, as well as television broadcast opportunities. Students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated learning spaces, ensuring they graduate with working knowledge of industry standard equipment. By working on numerous film projects, students graduate with a portfolio of work samples that makes their CV stand out.
There is no better place to study film and television than right here on the Gold Coast! The Gold Coast is home to Village Roadshow Studios which produced films from franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean, San Andreas, The Chronicles of Narnia and Thor. The Gold Coast boasts the largest studio lot in the southern hemisphere in Village Roadshow Studios, and Queensland Government’s commitment to growth in the industry through Screen Queensland.
- Graduate with working knowledge
- Enjoy dedicated learning spaces and access to state-of-the art equipment of the highest industry standards
- Learn from accomplished industry professionals with a wealth of experience
About the program
The Bachelor of Film and Television is a heavily hands-on and project-based degree that allows you to balance practical filmmaking production experience with creative practice theory, enabling you to explore and develop your individual creativity and artistic voice. This comprehensive filmmaking program is focused on visual storytelling through the key creative areas of producing, screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, sound design, production design, and television broadcasting. Show more
The Bachelor of Film and Television is a heavily hands-on and project-based degree that allows you to balance practical filmmaking production experience with creative practice theory, enabling you to explore and develop your individual creativity and artistic voice. This comprehensive filmmaking program is focused on visual storytelling through the key creative areas of producing, screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, sound design, production design, and television broadcasting. You will be taught by staff with long professional careers in the film, television and screen-based industries, acquiring craft skills in modern production techniques using professional filmmaking equipment and technologies. You will develop strong visual aesthetics and storytelling capabilities and receive insight into the business and industrial aspects of the international film, television and screen-based industries. This three-year program is designed for international students who wish to study via a two-semester a year model, allowing them to complete the program over three year period. Show less
|Duration||6 semesters (3 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Communication and Creative Media|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Film and Television program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11-002 Collaboration, Teams and Leadership (CORE 2)
- CORE11-003 Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse (CORE 3)
Foundation subjects (15)
- Film & TV Audio Production (FITV11-107)
- Image and Photography (FITV11-120)
- Film Style & Genre (FITV11-130)
- Film & TV Editing (FITV12-203)
- Cinematography and Lighting (FITV12-202)
- Documentary Production (FITV12-252)
- Screenwriting 1 (FITV11-110)
- Screenwriting 2 (FITV12-210)
- Directing Actors (FITV12-201)
- Television 1: Studio Production (FITV11-140)
- Producing 1: International Film Industry (FITV11-150)
- Producing 2: Project Development (FITV12-250)
- Screen Production 1 (FITV11-100)
- Screen Production 2 (FITV12-220)
- Screen Production 3 (FITV13-300)
Students can choose 6 subjects (60CP) from the list of available subjects from across the University, provided they meet the subject requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements.
Students can take the following discipline subjects as electives if desired.
- Sex, Society and the Movies (FITV12-211)
- Television 2: Sport and Live Production (FITV12-242)
- Directing 2: Camera & Coverage (FITV13-212)
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.
Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $15,800* per semester average
- Students commencing study in 2023: $16,200* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $94,800
- Students commencing study in 2023: $97,200
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
|Min ATAR||Min OP||Min IB|
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
State of the art resources
Students have complete access to all the Film and Television facilities. The studios come equipped with Hollywood standard state of the art technology such as Sony F65 and F3 digital motion picture cameras, and Arri 35mm and 16mm cameras, all with Zeiss prime lenses. There are over 40 Mac editing suites, with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, as well as a Pro-Tools HD 5.1 audio mixing suite, and a fully equipped three-camera digital television studio. Our Equipment Loan Store has a large range of professional industry standard lighting, camera and sound equipment.
The Bachelor of Film and Television (3 Year Program) is designed for those passionate about a career in film, television or related screen-based media in the Australian or International Film Industry.
Graduates could expect to find employment as:
- Production Designer
- Screen Writer
- Sound Designer
Centrescreen: graduate student films
Centrescreen is the annual screening of our film and television student films. The special event serves to showcase the growth of our students as young filmmakers, their strengthened capabilities and their ability to produce high-quality, emotionally engaging films using state-of-the-art equipment. The evening is truly a spectacular cinematic experience, and a testament to our committed Bachelor of Film & Television students who have worked so tirelessly to create their graduate films. Centrescreen is not only a screening of films, but also represents an awards night to formally recognise each student's film. An esteemed judging panel of industry professionals critiques each film and acknowledges achievements accordingly.
Watch some of our past student films.