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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media)

  • Bachelor

Our graduates have won Oscars, Emmys and BAFTAs. Gain skills in producing, writing, sound, cinematography or directing across documentary, television and digital platforms.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
KK34, 056185A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$6,700 per year / $20,100 total
International Fees
$31,200 per year / $93,600 total

About this course

Storytelling for screen is no longer restricted to big-budget cinema releases and television series commissioned by major networks. The need for quality content across digital media delivery platforms such as subscription TV, mobile devices, internet, promotional campaigns and film festivals and events is leading to lucrative opportunities for multiskilled professionals to generate highly creative, captivating productions.

This course gives you a broad base of knowledge, skills and experiences to explore a wide range of career options within the film, television and digital media industries before specialising in an area of your choice. Early in your degree you’ll build a broad base of knowledge, skills and experiences developing technical skills in directing, camera, editing and sound before specialising in an area of your choice.

As your studies continue you’ll gain experience in pitching your ideas, audience measurement and legal issues, with hands-on opportunities to develop your skills in producing, writing, editing, sound, cinematography or directing. You’ll have the opportunity to work across genres and formats including documentary, drama, television and experimental film, and digital, web and mobile platforms. This means you will be well prepared for your future career across established and emerging formats and applications.

If you are interested in producing you may find your niche as a creative entrepreneur, learning how to generate ideas and develop them into finished productions. If your passion is cinematography, editing, sound or directing, you will develop your technical skills by producing high quality creative content. Alternatively, you may wish to hone your skills in script-writing.

Double degrees

Combine your fine arts degree with a second degree to gain a broader range of skills and knowledge, a competitive advantage and enhanced career flexibility. Choose a double degree with:

  • Business and use your combined skills to start your own specialised business, such as developing film and new media services within the advertising and corporate sectors.
  • Law for wider career options include working as a director, scriptwriter or production manager, a media lawyer involved in copyright disputes, negotiation of licenses and talent agreements, or a filmmaker specialising in crime or legal content.
  • If you are looking to apply your creative abilities to education settings or the teaching profession you have some options. You can complete your film, screen and new media degree first and then follow with a Master of Teaching in early childhood, primary or secondary education.* Or you can now undertake a double degree in secondary education at the same time as your screen and new media degree.

*Check entry requirements for the Master of Teaching for specific teaching areas.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing


You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 6 Selection rank 89 OP 5 Selection rank 92 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 11 Selection rank 77 OP 9 Selection rank 82 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 99 Selection rank 82 OP 2 Selection rank 97

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

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