School Name: University of Melbourne / Faculty of the VCA and Music
Main Location: Melbourne, Australia
Categories: Film & Video Production
School Presence: Campus school
Financial Aid: Available
Course Language: English
VCAM Film and Television trains students to a professional level to make motion picture programs of a high artistic and technical standard. Students also gain a broad understanding of the motion picture industry and development of world cinema.
Students are encouraged to be innovative, to experiment, to explore ideas and develop the expertise to express their ideas in motion pictures for an audience. The department promotes independent learning with a large component of its courses requiring hands on production, which provides students with the opportunity to develop creative and technical expertise through practical experience. Students develop craft skills with special emphasis on screenwriting and direction and editing. VCAM Film and Television aims to produce graduates who can generate and develop ideas and who also have skills in some specialist areas.
Film and Television at VCAM is the longest-running film school in Australia which began at Swinburne Technical College in 1966 before transferring to the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 1992. It’s illustrious alumni include Gillian Armstrong, Richard Lowenstein, Michael Leunig, Esben Storm, John Ruane, Dennis Tupicoff, Sarah Watt, Robert Luketic, Jamie Blanks and Adam Elliot.
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