Design

Diploma of Film and Video

CRICOS 103349C
Delivered by
Billy Blue College of Design
Diploma of Film and Video

What is a Diploma of Film and Video?

A Diploma of Film and Video Design introduces a range of fundamentals skills and knowledge found in film production. You will learn how to develop and take story concepts and bring them to life. As part of the course you will gain an understanding of screen-based video production and post-production, along with basic skills in cinematography, lighting, editing, colour grading and sound design.
As a film student you will put your theoretical learnings into practice as you work on real client projects, part of your work integrated learning subjects. This will allow you to immerse yourself in the industry throughout your studies. Throughout your subjects you will get hands-on with all the leading software being used in the industry including Adobe Premiere Pro as you prepare for your future career. Additionally, the cross-disciplinary nature of the course will expose you to areas such as motion design and photography, further expanding your skillset. Upon completion, this course gives you the opportunity to pathway into a variety of bachelor programs or prepare you for junior roles in the industry. Please note that some specialised subjects may be delivered online only.

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Learning outcomes

  • Learn skills in video production and specialise in post-production.
  • Develop the fundamentals in lighting, editing, colour grading and motion design.
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge in motion design.
  • Design cutting edge video production using trends within social and new media platforms.
  • Work with industry-standard creative processes, advanced challenges & briefs.
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Adobe affiliation benefits

You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.

DIA recognised course

DIA-recognised course

This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.

Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
18 months full time, 2 years part time, 12 months accelerated
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd T/A Billy Blue College of Design.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

This course has been developed to provide a broad base of theoretical and technical knowledge necessary to leverage an exciting career in the film and video industry. Completing a Diploma of Film and Video Design provides opportunities to work in a range of roles across the industry.

Potential career paths

  • Compositor
    Average salary: $70,844 - $182,386
  • Digital Video Producer and Videographer
    Average salary: $95,489 - $117,950
  • Colour Grader
    Average salary: $50,000 - $60,000
  • Video Editor
    Average salary: $62,875 - $103,087
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I started feeling like a professional at the beginning of my second-last trimester. I could see the relevance of what we were being taught and I could relate the lessons to my real-life work.
Tristan Klein
Bachelor of Film and Video

Subjects and units

This course comprises of two core subjects and ten specialisation subjects.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Specialisations

Requirements

Complete two core subjects. Additionally, you're required to complete ten specialisation subjects from the specialisation tab.

Core subjects

  • Design Studio 1 | DSO102
  • Design Studio 2 | DSO103

Requirements

Complete ten specialisation subjects.

Specialisation subjects

  • Camera and Capture | ICC100
  • Visual Language of Photography | IVL100
  • Digital Design Foundations | DGDDD100
  • Psychology of Moving Image | PMI100
  • Motion Design | DIG104A
  • Light and Lighting | ILL100
  • Beyond the Creative Industries | BCI100
  • Work Integrated Learning | WIL100
  • Digital Portfolio and Showreel | DPS100
  • Live Action Production (Pre-requisite DIG104A) | LAP200

Technology

Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

Need more help?

Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Diploma of Film and Video

      CRICOS 103349C

    • Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

      CRICOS 102490F

      View course
  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Communication Design

      CRICOS 090295A

      View course
    • Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation

      CRICOS 103341M

      View course

Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate of Design
    4 core subjects
    On campus | Online | Blended
    6 months full time, 1 year part time

    Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

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  • Master of Design
    9 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    Master of Design (Cognate) 1.5 years, Master of Design (Non-Cognate) 2 years full time, part time options available

    Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    View course

Industry partners and work placements

The big difference at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections.

Gain professional experience

Gain work experience as you complete an industry brief, putting your learnings into practice with guidance and mentoring from practicing professionals.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

OR

Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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