Bachelor of Film and Screen Production

Screen Production Major

The Film Production major is designed for the digital age. It provides flexibility and a broad range of practical film industry skills while encouraging students to develop their abilities in producing, writing, editing, sound, cinematography or directing, among others. Students will learn skills used in audio-visual media, gain business and leadership skills, and knowledge of how the entertainment industry works. Regardless of your chosen specialisation, this broad base of skills will make you attractive to employers, set you up to better take control of your freelance career or create your own media business. Graduates will be film industry ready for the career path you choose to pursue. You will gain experience in your specialisation by working with other students to produce creative works in film, documentary, scripted television, web series and other related media.

Duration

3-years Full Time

6-years Part Time

Campus

Toowoomba

Springfield

QTAC Code

909961

929961

ATAR

60

Credit Points

24

What You Study!

Want a career in CGI content creation and post-production? In the Screen Production Major you will develop skills in visual effects, editing, graphic design, image creation, motion design, branding and interactive design. Emerge industry-ready for future-focused, innovative career paths in both the film and television industry or in emerging digital/web production.

Editing Lab 1

Aesthetics for Interactive Systems

Editing Lab 2

Graphic Design and Digital Art Practice

Post Production and VFX

Visual Storytelling

Innovation in Art, Architecture, New Media and Design

Cinematic Language

Experimental Film

Film Project 1

Interactive Documentary

Film Project 2

FSP2003 POST PRODUCTION AND VFX

This course is an intermediate level course in the Film Program and relies on pre-requisite FSP2000 and FSP1003 Editing. Increasingly the Film industry relies on post-production effects to deliver interesting and exciting stories.

The aim of this course is to build on previous post-production courses through the development of knowledge and strategies involved with post-production techniques for the Film industry. This course concentrates on, the processes involved in designing and integrating style and effects into the production process to achieve practical outcomes relevant to the broadcast industries.

VIS 2100 Visual Storytelling

Storytelling and narrative based works of art offer artists an alternative to theory driven, aesthetic or historical approaches to practice. As such, the aim of this course is to show students how ‘storytelling’ has become a vital strategy for many artists in making a connection with the societies and cultures they live in.   This course will explore acts of storytelling across a broad range of media and cultural practices, from dominant culture to sub-cultures and Indigenous practices.  This will demonstrate how personal and cultural narratives provide opportunities to engage ideas that offer audiences an unfolding engagement with the artist’s intended story. Students in this class will be researching and viewing different forms of storytelling that are within traditional and non-traditional studio activities such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and ceramics, as well as their expansion into areas such as film and social media.  Students undertaking this course should ultimately develop an understanding of how visual narratives are formed, and how the artist’s intention intersects with audience reception and expectation

Innovation in Art, Architecture, New Media and Design

FSP2005 Cinematic Language

This course serves to develop the filmmaker’s knowledge in the area of narrative film history, aesthetics and language with a strong emphasis on cinema as an art form. Understanding the historical, technical, and cultural significance of film language is incredibly important to emerging filmmakers as a way of communicating their message to a visual audience. Students will therefore engage in screenings, discussions and reviews aimed at exploring, investigating and understanding the grammar of the visual language in contemporary genre films.

FSP3002 EXPERIMENTAL FILM

The film industry is made-up of rich and diverse genres and types of filmic storytelling. Experimental Film is the art, application and practice of creating durable moving images created in accordance with the vision of the filmmaker as artist, to bring something to life that only lives in the artist’s mind and can provoke a reaction from us. This course transitions students into the film industry by providing them with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge of advanced filmic practice in the context of cinema as an alternative art form. Students  will produce an experimental film as authentic assessment.

FSP3001 FILM PROJECT 1

This signature course is the first half of the major production outcome project and involves industry sized crews working together to produce short drama, documentary and screen media programs on digital video or web-based formats. Scripts and projects are competitively pitched at the start of the course, with a select number of projects forming the production slate. This course explores at an advanced level, the intersection between theory and practice in film related projects. The emphasis will be primarily on developing film practice and the individual identity of the film student as a professional artist. It develops outcomes with a view to identifying and articulating the discoveries made through experiential methodologies in order to develop discipline expertise as graduates looking to enter the film industry.

FSP3004 Interactive Documentary

FSP3004 Interactive Documentary is an advanced course aimed at preparing students to transition into the film industry as new media professionals working in interactive environments. As such, it draws on skills and methods used in previous Film Programme courses. Interactive documentaries, also known as web documentaries or i-docs, are multimedia documentary projects distributed via the internet. They are defined by a number of characteristics and like film or television documentaries, they present a creative interpretation of actuality. This course develops skills and knowledge in factual storytelling within an interactive environment and examines the idea of authorship and individual voice. This course examines the reframing and repositioning of the word ‘interactive’ as it relates to emerging forms of factual storytelling. Students will expand on skills and knowledge gained in previous courses such as FSP2005 Cinematic Language, FSP2003 Post Production and VFX to develop and build new forms of storytelling in digital, computer and web forms. Students will explore the relationship between theme, form and authorship through case studies and experiential learning.

FSP3002 FILM PROJECT 2

This signature course is the second half of the major production project for year three and involves industry sized crews working together to produce short drama, documentary and screen media programs on Digital Video or web-based formats. Projects are completed through post-production practices. Completed projects are assessed by panel, before being publicly screened at graduate exhibitions. Students are assessed on both group and individual performance; with completed projects forming the basis of students’ portfolio show reels to seek employment.

Why Choose Screen Production?

The Screen Major is for those wanting a to join the ever-expanding career pathways in post-production and CGI . Combining graphic design, editing and special effects, this major equips students to create film industry digital art and film effects solutions. Come prepared to use your imagination!

Your Career

Depending on your areas of specialisation and choice of electives, your career options could include roles in the mainstream film and media industries, commercials, music videos, corporate videos, streamed online content, film festivals and awards and video/digital art practice as:

Visual effects creator

Compositor

Computer artist

Electronic media artist

3D artists

Background and environment artist

Editor

Post-production producer

Your Career

Depending on your areas of specialisation and choice of electives, your career options could include roles in the mainstream film and media industries, commercials, music videos, corporate videos, streamed online content, film festivals and awards and video/digital art practice as:

Visual effects creator

Compositor

Computer artist

Electronic media artist

3D artists

Background and environment artist

Editor

Post-production producer

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