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Undergraduate subject

Moving Image

09 November 2023

Develop an understanding of the basic procedures of film and video production and the acquisition of basic craft skills.



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Explore the world of film through its history, critical discussions, contemporary artists, and technologies while developing your own film portfolio.

There is strong competition for places in the Intermediate Year (first year) of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – see the degree page for information on entry requirements and how to apply.

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What will my study involve?

  • Studio work and group projects to develop your skills as a filmmaker.
  • Use on-campus lighting and greenscreen stages, sound studios, editing suites, and gain 24-hour access to the film studio spaces.
  • Take other courses of interest alongside your studies, such as Psychology, Music, and History.

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If you started your studies before 2024, see the UC Calendar archive from the year you began for your requirements in Film studies.

Moving Images major

For the major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, complete the following courses:



At least one 300-level ARTH or CINE course must be completed if you want to be eligible for Honours in your fourth year.


If you are completing your fourth year at Honours level, you will take FINA601 Fine Arts Honours Research instead of the 400-level courses above.

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Career opportunities

Your works and experience throughout your studies explore both technical and non-technical aspects of film, television, and other creative visual industries.

Career pathways could include:

  • film or tv directing
  • producing
  • cinematography
  • screenwriting.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Fine Arts.

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