Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours), students must complete:

  • 8 core units of study (100 credit points)
  • 14 major units of study (200 credit points); and
  • 8 units of study (100 credit points) comprising a co-major, advanced minor, minor, and/or electives.

Students cannot use more than 150 credit points of Level 1 units towards the award outcome.

A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative.

Students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement.

Professional placements

Professional placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a Professional Placement where a relevant Professional degree exists. International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 475 credit points comprising:

  • 8 core units of study (100 credit points)
  • 14 major units of study (200 credit points); and
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points); and
  • 6 units of study (75 credit points) comprising an advanced minor, minor and/or electives.

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 437.5 credit points comprising:

  • 8 core units of study (100 credit points)
  • 14 major units of study (200 credit points); and
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points); and
  • 7 units of study (87.5 credit points) comprising an advanced minor, minor and/or electives.

Honours merit calculation

An honours merit calculation will be based on the averaged results of 100 credits points of major discipline Film and Television units of the course with the following descriptive outcomes:

  • Bachelor of Film and Television (Hons) with High Distinction; for students who achieve 80 or above
  • Bachelor of Film and Television (Hons) with Distinction; for students who achieve 70 – 79
  • Bachelor of Film and Television (Hons) with Credit; for students who achieve 60 – 69
  • Bachelor of Film and Television (Hons); for students who achieve less than 60.

For students who enter with exempted credits, a minimum of at least 100 credits within discipline units is required to be eligible for an award and for an honours merit calculation. At least 75 out of the last 100 credits comply with AQF level 8.

This honours merit calculation will be based only on units completed at Swinburne. If a student has not completed the specified units, they will graduate with a Bachelor of Film and Television as an award title, but not be eligible for a merit based honours description.

The following units will be used in the Honours merit calculation:

  • FTV30014 Major Project: Screenwriting
  • FTV30013 Major Project: Directing and Development for Screen
  • FTV40007 Major Project: Production
  • FTV40005 Film Theory and Research Methods
  • FTV40001 Major Project: Post-Production and Distribution
  • FTV40003 Screen Research and Writing

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours) is 200 credit points (normally 16 units)