Bachelor of Screen Media

VU course code: ABSN | CRICOS: 092157F | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, In person
Footscray Park
Overview

Overview

Develop your passion for using the media to tell stories with a Bachelor of Screen Media at Victoria University in Melbourne.

Follow your interest in the changing media landscape, in industries that include film, television, radio, screen culture, online and mobile media production.

You’ll develop new media production skills, techniques and knowledge (including intellectual property) through a combination of practical and theoretical learning. This course has a highly contemporary focus, preparing you to deliver innovative media content for online distribution, video-on-demand, streaming sites such as YouTube, television and radio.

You’ll learn from teachers who are directly involved in the media industry. Working creatively as individuals, and in teams, you will produce:

  • cross-platform projects
  • motion graphics and visual effects
  • narrative film
  • non-fiction short films and documentaries
  • podcasts
  • television and radio programs.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Screen Media students will be required to complete 288 credit points in total consisting of:


  • 240 credit points Core studies including 24 credit points of Capstone studies

  • 48 credit points from Minor studies.

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Scholarships

Careers

This course will prepare you for an exciting career as a critically-informed media professional. Beyond traditional broadcast media, you could also work in:

  • advertising
  • film studios
  • film festival organisations
  • radio stations
  • video production companies. 

You’ll be ready to work in a range of roles, including:

  • cinematographer
  • cross-media content creator
  • director
  • distributor
  • editor
  • post-production supervisor
  • production manager
  • producer.

Salaries

Find average annual salaries (full time) in Australia:

VU Stories

Benjamin Laut
Filmmaker on the rise
Bachelor of Arts, Screen Media
"The best thing about studying at VU is the people I have met along the way. I am lucky enough to have met some fantastically creative and intelligent people who have not only inspired me, but supported me in my collaborative projects."
The best thing about studying at VU is the people I have met along the way. I am lucky enough to have met some fantastically creative and intelligent people who have not only inspired me, but supported me in my collaborative projects.
Catherine Abe behind a video camera
The passion behind the camera
Bachelor of Screen Media
"Our lecturers invited their colleagues and connections as guest teachers to help us get associated with industry professionals. I was lucky enough to land an internship at a community TV show that was aired on Foxtel. "
Our lecturers invited their colleagues and connections as guest teachers to help us get associated with industry professionals. I was lucky enough to land an internship at a community TV show that was aired on Foxtel.
Jeehoon Choi at SBS
Saying 'yes' to SBS
Bachelor of Screen Media
"The Students as Staff program at VU is the greatest, and everyone needs to go for it! It provided me with professional experiences in film and photography roles, networking opportunities, and confidence."
The Students as Staff program at VU is the greatest, and everyone needs to go for it! It provided me with professional experiences in film and photography roles, networking opportunities, and confidence.