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FITV12-202: Cinematography Style and Design


This highly-practical, workshop-based subject introduces students to professional digital cinematography cameras, with PL mounted lenses, and modern lighting equipment. Students analyse cinematic composition and lighting design across a range of genres, and undertake various assignments that develop their essential skills for creatively producing professional images.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Operate digital cameras, tripods, lenses and filters effectively in a safe and artistic manner. 2. Operate a clapperboard and record details of scenes on camera report sheets in accordance with accepted film industry practices. 3. Identify a range of lighting equipment, types of lanterns and lighting accessories and their requirements in a variety of situations. 4. Employ the principles of cinematography - focus, composition, framing, continuity, coverage, colour, balance, exposure and lighting consistency to complete a short film and workshop exercises. 5. Light a subject and/or subjects under a variety of lighting conditions and film genres.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022