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Bachelor of Film

Overview

Make your establishing shot in film with a degree that covers everything from concept to the final cut!

Making the leap from being a fan of film to becoming a force in film happens right here. Our bachelor degree puts you in the spotlight from day one, helping you gain the practical experience and technical knowledge needed to launch yourself in the world of motion pictures.

Starting with the fundamentals and rolling through to the finer, more complex aspects of cinematography, you'll acquire a very particular set of skills during your time. Choose to specialise in either Production where the focus is on directing and producing or Post-Production where you’ll refine your skills in editing, compositing and colour grading.

At SAE you won’t find yourself in a lecture with 300 people or even in a traditional lecture at all. You’ll be in a studio environment using industry-standard equipment like 4K Red, Sony and Canon cameras, DaVinci Resolve colour grading software, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Your growth and development will be assessed through the completion of industry-based projects, not theoretical based essays. This will ultimately help you build up a body of work and portfolio to share with potential employers or first clients.

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on projects initially in partnership with your course peers. As your skills develop and you work on more dynamic projects, you’ll apply your capabilities to cross-discipline projects. By the end of your course, you could be collaborating with fellow students across SAE’s global network.

Ultimately, this is all about a qualification that will expand your career. There is work placement as part of your course, to provide practical experience and help build your network. We’ll also equip you with employability skills, giving you professional strategies in communication and self-promotion.

For those wanting to go the extra, and thousands of miles, you can complete up to two trimesters of your course at selected SAE campuses across the planet. Suddenly, real-world experience just went worldwide.

But most importantly at SAE, you'll see your ideas come to life as you prepare for a big future in front of you behind the lens.

*SAE has a range of approaches to learning and teaching that can be activated to provide flexibility in the face of changing circumstances as required, to support student progression regardless of external factors.

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Find out more about Studying Film at SAE

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 Graduate roles may include

  • Video editor
  •  Producer
  • Cinematographer
  •  Colourist
  •  Director

 


 

News on SAE Institute Australia

 


 

 

Jaime Gonzalez

 

Alumni Superstars
Film alumni, Jaime Gonzalez is the director, campaign manager and producer of his own independent film production company, Flamingo Amigos. He graduated from SAE Byron Bay with a Bachelor of Film.

"As first hand professionals who are fully immersed in film, [SAE lecturers] opened my mind to how the industry works" - Jaime Gonzalez.

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Industry Associations & Partners

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QUALIFICATION
Bachelor of Film

 


  • Brisbane
  • Byron Bay
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Course

Your learning experience

SAE has implemented a remote flexible learning option for current and future students. The range of tools developed by SAE will not only allow students to collaborate online but also gain experience in remote working practices widely used within the creative industries.

  • Develop your knowledge and skills on industry-standard camera technologies including 4K Red cameras, Canon C300s, and more.
  • Work collaboratively with artists, designers, web, mobile and game developers, animators, and audio specialists.
  • Create productions under real-world conditions.
  • Learn high-level cinematography and visual effects skills using the same equipment, software, and processes employed by industry practitioners.
  • Build skills in industry-standard software including DaVinci Resolve colour grading software, Adobe Premiere Pro editing software, Adobe After Effects, and Photoshop standard screen graphics applications.
  • Experience a course designed in collaboration with industry partners and develop skills that the film industry wants.
  • Develop high-level skills in your craft before you graduate: be industry-ready.

BACHELOR OF FILM

The Film degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills.

Stages of Film Degree

Stage I – Foundational Skills Development
In Stage I, students will undertake a number of foundational modules which will give students the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to the chosen discipline area, but also give students the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the Film course. Students will learn the foundational principles of screenwriting, cinematography, and editing and will also undertake deliberate practice and weekly rituals including reflective journaling that will assist students in identifying the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to develop their creative media practice throughout their studies.

Stage 1 has one Studio module:

1. Film Studio 1

Students will have the opportunity to develop a project from early ideation through to industry-standard screen production. The project introduces students to procedures and protocols of screen production as well as further developing students' skills in cinematography, lighting, and sound. Students will also be introduced to the pathway a screen production takes through the post-production stage to final delivery.


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Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies

In Stage II we show students how their work contributes to and interacts with broader culture and media practice through common modules and studio modules. This knowledge will enable students to work with a variety of other disciplines and artists and expand their potential on the global stage. Within Stage II, students will work closely with facilitators to identify key learning outcomes needed to complete modules. Deliberate and reflective practice assist students through their studio modules, playing an active reflection role throughout the learning journey. Student projects within Stage II are reflective of real-world scenarios, containing real-world dilemmas - societal issues that require solutions; authentic audiences -simulating professional practice and constraints- understanding how a range of constraints can impact projects within professional practice.

Students complete a number of real-world projects with students not only in their own discipline but also in all other SAE disciplines. At the end of each studio module, facilitators will arrange exhibitions either internal or public-facing for students to showcase work. 

Stage II has two studio modules:

1. Film Studio 2

Students will have the opportunity to develop a project from early ideation through to industry-standard screen production. The project introduces students to procedures and protocols of screen production as well as further developing students' skills in cinematography, lighting, and sound. Students will also be introduced to the pathway a screen production takes through the post-production stage to final delivery.

2. Film Studio 3

In this studio module, students will have been assigned to a project team, which is led by a Facilitator. In collaboration with peers, students will work towards developing a number of projects within a real-life on-set environment. During this process, a Facilitator will act as your project manager, producer, mentor, and colleague.

Stage III

Stage III of the Bachelor of Film is designed to prepare students for entry-level professional industry roles and to undertake postgraduate studies. Stage III develops a student’s capacity to work with the collaborative and geographically diverse world of creative media practice.

To prepare students for this, SAE project supervisors and facilitators work with Stage III students to develop sophisticated, collaborative creative media projects which meet the professional standards of the industry. These final projects are done in collaboration with all other SAE disciplines, either on campus or remotely, enabling students to pursue their most ambitious and creative portfolio pieces yet.

To support this, students in Stage III learn advanced discipline-specific skills and knowledge, experience remote, collaborative practice with their peers across the SAE campus network, broaden their skills and knowledge through studying elective modules in other disciplines, or in creative media business and entrepreneurship and finally, gain industry feedback on their transferable skills through the finalisation of SAE’s creative industries Work Integrated Learning Program.

Stage III is NOT included in the Associate Degree.


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Careers

Vocational outcomes of the Bachelor of Film

Students who have completed the Bachelor of Film would have opportunities in the professional workplace as:

  • Director
  • Editor Broadcast Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Production Assistant
  • Producer
  • Camera Assistant
  • Director of Photography
  • Screenwriter
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Creative/Content Producer

Employers

SAE film graduates have been involved with outstanding production companies, studios, and networks, including:

  • Nine Network
  • Steam Motion & Sound
  • Fuel VFX
  • Foxtel
  • ABC
  • Independent production companies

Modules

Bachelor of Film (Post-Production)
VIEW MODULE DESCRIPTIONS
Trimester 1 (1st Year)
Film Studies and PracticeStorytelling for the ScreenIntroduction to Cinematography and Sound RecordingEditing Principles and Techniques
Trimester 2
Contemporary Industrial PracticesScreen DesignFilm Studio 1
Trimester 3
Media StudiesFilm Studio 2 - Post Production
Trimester 4 (2nd Year)
Cultural PerspectivesFilm Studio 3 - Post Production
Trimester 5
Major Project DevelopmentFilm Studio 4 - Post Production
Trimester 6
Major Project ProductionCreative Media Business and EntrepreneurshipWork Integrated Learning
Elective   
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
  • Elective Unit

Note: 
Elective unit is selected from any other bachelor course, trimester 1 or 2 units.
Studios are professionally oriented production units modelled on real-world work environments.

Exit point options:
Option to complete your studies with an Associate Degree of Film after 160 credit points/first prescribed 16 units. The associate degree provides graduates with the basic core skills for entry into the industry, or to cross-skill into a related creative industry. Graduates will have broad technical knowledge and skills at a paraprofessional level.

You will learn

  • Camera techniques
  • Production techniques
  • Cinematography
  • Visual effects
  • Production design
  • Screen design
  • Storytelling
  • Post production
  • Screen writing
  • Project management
  • Industry knowledge
Trimester 1
Film Studies and Practice
Storytelling for the Screen
Introduction to Cinematography and Sound Recording
Editing Principles and Techniques
Trimester 2
Contemporary Industrial Practices
Screen Design
Film Studio 1
Trimester 3
Media Studies
Film Studio 2 - Post Production
Trimester 4
Cultural Perspectives
Film Studio 3 - Post Production
Trimester 5
Major Project Development
Film Studio 4 - Post Production
Trimester 6
Major Project Production
Creative Media Business and Entrepreneurship
Work Integrated Learning
Elective
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
  • Elective Unit

Note: 
Elective unit is selected from any other bachelor course, trimester 1 or 2 units.
Studios are professionally oriented production units modelled on real-world work environments.

Exit point options:
Option to complete your studies with an Associate Degree of Film after 160 credit points/first prescribed 16 units. The associate degree provides graduates with the basic core skills for entry into the industry, or to cross-skill into a related creative industry. Graduates will have broad technical knowledge and skills at a paraprofessional level.

You will learn

  • Camera techniques
  • Production techniques
  • Cinematography
  • Visual effects
  • Production design
  • Screen design
  • Storytelling
  • Post production
  • Screen writing
  • Project management
  • Industry knowledge

Key Info

  • DURATION(S):

    8 Trimesters Intensive Full Time

    6 Trimesters Fast Tracked Full Time

    9 Trimesters Full Time

  • INTAKES:

    Sep 2021

    Feb 2022

    May 2022

  • NEXT INTAKE:

    Enrol By: 24 Sep 2021

    Trimester Start: 20 Sep 2021

    Trimester End: 27 Aug 2021

  • COURSE TYPE:

    Bachelor

Entry requirements

Applicants for degree courses must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria:

  1. Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) or equivalent, OR
  2. Completion of a diploma level qualification issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), OR
  3. Experience Based Entry for applicants who do not meet the requirements above. 'Enquire Now' or call 1800 723 338 directly for more information.

Fees and Payments

Fees: view our current Fee Schedule for information on SAE course fees.

Payment options: Fee-Help, or upfront trimester instalments.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

SAE may recognise your prior learning and may grant credit towards satisfying the requirements for a VET or a higher-level program. This is applied where previous learning is considered equivalent to the content and learning outcomes prescribed for modules within the program.

For full details, please refer to SAE's policy on recognition of prior learning and credit transfers.

Find more information on how to apply and the enrolment process here, or call 1800 723 338 to speak with a course advisor.

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