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A reflection on Film and Television at Bond

The Bachelor of Film and Television (3 Year Program) is designed for international students who wish to study via a two-semester model, this three-year program means students will study during the January and September semesters of each year only and will complete the degree over three years rather than the usual two.

If you are a domestic student and interested in a Bachelor of Film and Television, please click here.

Graduate with working knowledge

The Bachelor of Film and Television prepares students for a career in the film or television industry. Taught by accomplished industry professionals, students are mentored through their degree and encouraged to explore their inner creativity.

This 3 year study option is specially designed for international students who wish to study via a two-semester model - a three-year program means students will study during the January and September semesters of each year only and will complete the degree over three years rather than the usual two.

The degree is founded upon practical experience and provides students the opportunity to work on numerous film projects, as well as television broadcast opportunities. Students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated learning spaces, ensuring they graduate with working knowledge of industry standard equipment. By working on numerous film projects, students graduate with a portfolio of work samples that makes their CV stand out.

There is no better place to study film and television than right here on the Gold Coast! The Gold Coast is home to Village Roadshow Studios which produced films from franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean, San Andreas, The Chronicles of Narnia and Thor. The Gold Coast boasts the largest studio lot in the southern hemisphere in Village Roadshow Studios, and Queensland Government’s commitment to growth in the industry through Screen Queensland.

Key features

  • Graduate with working knowledge
  • Enjoy dedicated learning spaces and access to state-of-the art equipment of the highest industry standards
  • Learn from accomplished industry professionals with a wealth of experience

About the program

Designed for students who wish to study via a two-semester model, this three-year program means you will study during the January and September semesters of each year only and will complete the degree over three years rather than the usual two. This film degree is heavily hands-on and project-based, allowing students to balance creative practice theory with practical production experience, which enables them to explore and develop their individual creativity. Show more

Designed for students who wish to study via a two-semester model, this three-year program means you will study during the January and September semesters of each year only and will complete the degree over three years rather than the usual two. This film degree is heavily hands-on and project-based, allowing students to balance creative practice theory with practical production experience, which enables them to explore and develop their individual creativity. The program is focused on the key creative areas of directing, producing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound and production design, and is taught by staff with long careers in the film and television industry. Students acquire skills in traditional and emerging production technologies, develop cinema aesthetics, critical faculties and receive insight into the commercial and industrial aspects of the international film and television industry. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration9 semesters (3 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2018
  • September 2018
  • September 2017
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaCommunication and Creative Media
Program codeHS-20037
CRICOS code077410A
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

State of the art resources

Students have complete access to all the Film and Television facilities. The studios come equipped with Hollywood standard state of the art technology such as Sony F65 and F3 digital motion picture cameras, and Arri 35mm and 16mm cameras, all with Zeiss prime lenses. There are over 40 Mac editing suites, with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, as well as a Pro-Tools HD 5.1 audio mixing suite, and a fully equipped three-camera digital television studio. Our Equipment Loan Store has a large range of professional industry standard lighting, camera and sound equipment.

The Bachelor of Film and Television (3 Year Program) is designed for those passionate about a career in film, television or related screen-based media in the Australian or International Film Industry.

Graduates could expect to find employment as:

  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Production Designer
  • Screen Writer
  • Sound Designer

View the Bachelor of Film and Television - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Bachelor of Film and Television program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Foundation subjects (15)

Electives (6)

Students must choose three (3) subjects from the following list:

Plus an additional three (3) subjects from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The total program fees for the Bachelor of Film and Television (3 Year Program) are:

  • $100,920
  • $101,928

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP2/ATAR 9797
75th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Median percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
25th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP19/ATAR 47.460

Note: #N/P - indicates figure is not published if less than 25 ATAR-based offers made.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Centrescreen: graduate student films

Centrescreen is the annual screening of our film and television student films. The special event serves to showcase the growth of our students as young filmmakers, their strengthened capabilities and their ability to produce high-quality, emotionally engaging films using state-of-the-art equipment.  The evening is truly a spectacular cinematic experience, and a testament to our committed Bachelor of Film & Television students who have worked so tirelessly to create their graduate films. Centrescreen is not only a screening of films, but also represents an awards night to formally recognise each student's film. An esteemed judging panel of industry professionals critiques each film and acknowledges achievements accordingly. 

Watch some of our past student films.