Bachelor of Multinational Film Production
This course equips graduates with foundation screen production skills and critically reflective cross-cultural knowledge to successfully produce and distribute filmed content in Asian Pacific markets. The course provides an even balance of subjects in theoretical foundations, practical skills development, and project production.
Graduates develop team-based problem-solving skills to provide end-user focused communications solutions for both entertainment and business applications in both public and private enterprises. Graduates may find employment as media production specialists in small and large businesses in fields related to their selected area of study, screenwriting, directing, producing, on-line content creation, international production management, and international funding and distribution.
Graduates may also elect to be self-employed and run their own small business with a focus on serving international markets in the Asia Pacific.
The course is delivered and assessed in English language, however students are encouraged to submit English translations of non-English source materials from the Asia Pacific for development of international media projects.
Film History 1: USA and Europe
Screenwriting 1: Visual Storytelling
Skills 1: Interviews and Location Sound
Project 1: Documentary Insight Production
Film History 2: Asia Pacific
Skills 2: Directing Camera
Skills 3: Editing Foundations
Project 2: Silent Movie
Film History 3: Online & Corporate Media
Screenwriting 2: Multinational Corporate
Film Lab 1 and Internship Option
Film Lab 2 and Internship Option
Skills 4: Audio Postproduction
Screenwriting 3, Intercultural Drama
Skills 5: Graphic Design & Sub-Titling
Project 5:Capstone Intercultural Production
Project 5:Capstone Postproduction
Skills 6:Portfolio & Career
No electives provided. The course is structured around a team-based skills acquisition and application path requiring consistent cohorts for group assessments. Internship if not undertaken in Film Lab and Study Abroad Option is normally undertaken between semesters.
Course Progression Rules
Students must earn a minimum Pass or Satisfactory assessment for all subjects to progress through the course.
Students who fail any one subject may repeat that subject in or before the following semester in addition to completing any other prescribed subjects.
Students who fail two or more subjects will be required to repeat the year, with credit granted for subjects already successfully completed.
Pre-Requisites for Specific Subjects
There are no pre-requisites for Year 1 subjects and Internships.
Enrolment in Year 2 and Year 3 subjects except Internship requires satisfactory completion of each preceding year.
Face to face for all subjects. Hybrid online assignment submission and assessment with mixed face to face lectures and electronic tutorials are used for Screenwriting 2-3, and Film History 1-3.
Domestic: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.
International: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent and IELTS or equivalent score of 6.0 with no sub-score of less than 5.5
No professional accreditation or registration is required for graduates to practice professionally.
All subjects have a minimum attendance hurdle of 80% attendance for scheduled face to face components.
All written materials are to be submitted in English.
Video productions may include non-English language elements provided they are also subtitled or translated.
Film History 1-3 group subjects, Screenwriting 1-3 group subjects, and Project 1-5 group subjects are assessed by criteria-referenced scoring to indicative grades subject to moderation of Fail (F: 0-49%), Pass (P: 50-64%), Credit (65-74%), Distinction (75-84%), and High Distinction (85-100%).
Each 10CP subject will normally require progressive submission of three assignments, of which one may be in video form. Video submissions will normally receive a mixed group and individual performance mark.
Each 20CP and final 30CP Capstone Project subject will normally require three assessments including submission of a comprehensive project portfolio including: final script, production schedule and budget, crewing and casting lists, and location clearances; an individually assessed skill performance; and a final video project submission that will normally receive a mixed group and individual performance mark.
Project group subjects are assessed by combined individual and group achievement scores. Individual achievement is assessed by continuous observed performance and participation throughout production. Group achievement is assessed at completed project screening stage with all credited crew receiving the same component score.
Screenwriting and History group subjects have a majority of individual grading assessments.
Skills group subjects and the Internship subject have a combined Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory assessment, with graded assessment elements.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Advanced media production skills
Graduates demonstrate fundamental skills in screenwriting, realization of complex abstract ideas into coherent visual narratives, applied skills video camera use and lighting, directing actors, web-site design and video postproduction.
2. Cross-cultural capability
Graduates will be able to apply their skills widely including the use of non-specialist communication technologies readily accessible to public and private enterprises in the Asia Pacific.
3. Cross-cultural historical literacy
Graduates will have an introductory knowledge of film histories in Asia and the West, and show critically reflective ability to make thoughtful cross-cultural comparison between regional film industries and cultural practices.
4. Media entrepreneurship
Graduates will show entrepreneurial aptitude in identifying new media communication opportunities in existing and non-traditional communications industries.
5. Multinational technical literacies
Graduates will be able to efficiently produce dramatic and factual video program materials meeting technical and aesthetic standards of broadcast and online networks in the Asia Pacific.
6. Occupational health and safety
Graduates practice operational understanding and compliance with relevant occupational health and safety guidelines in Victoria.
7. Ethical interpersonal skills
Graduates display mature interpersonal communication skills enabling them to work cooperatively with others in teams.
8. Autonomous problem solving
Graduates can autonomously synthesize original communication solutions for novel problems in professional film production and online employment environments.
9. Interculturally resilient
Graduates are personally resilient and ethically aware in their dealings with others and show high levels of inter-cultural awareness.