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Bachelor of Film

Overview

Make your establishing shot in film with a degree that covers everything from concept to 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 picture.

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. You'll be directed by expert teachers in a face-to-face environment, while also collaborating with students from other disciplines.

You'll be given access to world-class facilities, using industry-standard equipment like 4K Red and Cannon 300s cameras, including DaVinci Resolve colour grading software, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. But most importantly, you'll see your ideas come to life as you prepare for a big future in front of you behind the lens.

SAE Students working behind the scenes at the 2017 Bluesfest


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 Graduate roles may include

  • Video editor
  •  Producer
  • Cinematographer
  •  Visual effects artist
  •  Director
  •  Colourist

 

 

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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QUALIFICATION
Bachelor of Film

  • Brisbane
  • Byron Bay
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Perth

Course

Your learning experience

  • 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 games developers, animators, and audio specialists.
  • Create productions under real-world conditions.
  • Experience innovative learning at its best, including intensive workshops, face-to-face lectures, studio-based practice, and online delivery.
  • 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, Avid Media Composer 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 units 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.

  • Introduction to cinematography and film production
  • Post-production principles and techniques
  • Storytelling for contemporary media
  • Critical thinking for creative media
  • Screen design
  • Film studies
  • Overview of industry
  • Project management and professional etiquette
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Contemporary industry overview

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Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies
In Stage II we show students how their work in Film contributes to and interacts with broader culture and media practice. This knowledge will enable students to work with a variety of other disciplines and artists and expand their potential on the global stage.

Students will complete a number of real-world projects with students not only in their own discipline, but also in all other SAE disciplines.

Stage II has three studio modules with projects based on the following areas;

1. Production

Both film specialisations have a strong common set of subjects covering the broad base the film industry requires. The Production specialisation focuses on targeting producing and directing skills specifically to this stream, strengthening the ‘big picture’ skill-set of graduates.

2. Post production

The Post Production specialisation adds more specific compositing and software curriculum elements to the common core subjects of this degree. Visual Effects are used in many more films than most people realise and these techniques are studied in this specialisation using industry standard software.
 Some of the high level software was traditionally very expensive and required major hardware installations in order to use. Software is now more accessible to students, increasing creative possibilities within the realm of all future filmmakers.

Stage III
Stage III is the final part of study. Here you will undertake an interdisciplinary project of choice to be the final and most ambitious portfolio project that a student will undertake.

Students will also finalise their studies by undertaking a Film elective module and completing a compulsory internship.


SAE Institute Australia Fees and Financing

 

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Careers

Career Options

  • Video editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Visual effects artist
  • Colourist

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)
Critical Thinking in Creative MediaStorytelling for Contemporary MediaPost Production Principles and TechniquesIntroduction to Cinematography & Film Production
Trimester 2
Overview of IndustryFilm StudiesScreen DesignProduction 1
Trimester 3
Media StudiesFilm Studio 1 (Post Production)
Trimester 4 (2nd Year)
Cultural PerspectivesFilm Studio 2 (Post Production)
Trimester 5
Major Project DevelopmentFilm Studio 3 (Post Production)
Trimester 6
Work PlacementElectiveMajor Project Production
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Elective Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
  • Multi Discipline 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
Critical Thinking in Creative Media
Storytelling for Contemporary Media
Post Production Principles and Techniques
Introduction to Cinematography & Film Production
Trimester 2
Overview of Industry
Film Studies
Screen Design
Production 1
Trimester 3
Media Studies
Film Studio 1 (Post Production)
Trimester 4
Cultural Perspectives
Film Studio 2 (Post Production)
Trimester 5
Major Project Development
Film Studio 3 (Post Production)
Trimester 6
Work Placement
Elective
Major Project Production
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Elective Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
  • Multi Discipline 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):

    6 Trimesters

  • INTAKES:

    Feb 2018

  • NEXT INTAKE:

    Enrol By: 05 Feb 2018

    Start Date: 05 Feb 2018

    End Date: N/A

  • 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. Alternative entry for applicants who do not meet the requirements above. For alternative entry options, contact your campus 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.