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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

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

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Combine film studies and law for a career as a director, media lawyer involved in copyright disputes or talent agreements, or film maker specialising in crime or legal content.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
5.5 years full-time
Course Code
IX85, 083024E
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Fees
$9,200 per year / $50,600 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 for subscription TV, mobile devices, internet, promotional campaigns, 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. If your passion is cinematography, editing, sound or directing, you will develop technical skills by producing high-quality creative content. If you are interested in producing, you will find your niche as a creative entrepreneur, learning how to generate ideas and develop them into finished productions through sourcing funding, personnel and distribution. Alternatively, you may hone your skills in scriptwriting.

There is an emphasis on creating quality content for a broad range of applications. You will choose from a range of genres, including documentary, drama, television formats and experimental film, and be encouraged to consider formats that include film, television, digital and mobile platforms.

Immerse yourself in the film and screen and new media major with up to 16 discipline units and gain in-depth knowledge in your specialisation. Your law degree component comprises nineteen core units and eight law elective units, which can include a third study area as a minor or electives from across QUT.

In the law component, there is a practical focus which, when combined with film, screen and new media study, will equip you for a broad range of careers, including legal practice, and provision of legal services to the film industry.

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

Deferment

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 2 Selection rank 97 OP 2 Selection rank 98 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 5 Selection rank 92 OP 4 Selection rank 94 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 7 Selection rank 88 OP 6 Selection rank 89

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

Gardens Point

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Law & Paralegal Studies courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
79.3%
Overall satisfaction
81.1%
Skill scale
44%
Teaching scale
71.2%
Employed full-time
$59k
Average salary