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Bachelor of Film and Screen Production Major Screen Production

Bachelor of Film and Screen Production Major Screen Production (BFSP)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 years (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • Be a part of Australia’s iconic screen industry, a significant contributor to the nation’s cultural life and involving a range of roles, from actors, writers, producers, and post-production workers.
  • Enjoy flexibility in your study with the option to study completely online and still graduate with practical, tangible skills ready to apply to industry.
  • Create scripted shows, documentaries, reality TV, and online content for the small screen (TV, computer screen, phone screen etc.) for use on YouTube, Vimeo, social media, and websites.
  • Whether it’s working in the camera department, the production office, the editing suite or in the director’s chair, as a graduate you will have a wide selection of employment opportunities throughout the global film and screen industries.

Further study

Upon successful completion of this degree, you can go on to study the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

This degree is offered from February (Semester 1), 2021.

Career outcomes

  • Career possibilities include: film director, cinematographer, media manager, digital film editor, feature writer or production manager.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 58.90, or equivalent qualification.

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 and 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at Year 12 high school level. Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Note: It is a requirement that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people whilst studying the Bachelor of Film and Screen Production. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services.

Special entry schemes for admissions may increase your Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed. 

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
12-unit Screen Production major 12
1 x second 8-unit major*
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x elective courses
8
Total 24

*The second 8-unit major can be chosen from any approved 8-unit major in another discipline in the School of Creative Arts (e.g. Visual Art, TV/Radio, Film Production etc. providing all entry requirements are met) or from a recommended major outside of the creative arts, such as Communication and Media Studies, Photography, Journalism, or English Literature, or another major in consultation and with approval from the degree director.

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Other requirements

While studying this degree, you will need to have access to personal storage space (e.g. portable external hard drive, cloud storage etc.).

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Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 7700
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22720

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 909965

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.
This degree is offered from February (Semester 1), 2021.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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