Learn from, and work alongside, current industry practitioners to develop the essential skills required to be a paid professional in the film industry.
- 1 year full-time
Is your goal to be a filmmaker, and work as a paid professional in the film industry?
Undergraduate degrees in Screen Production are a great foundation to help you fulfil this goal, as they encourage you to think critically about your film production process, and set you up with essential skills and an awareness. What they often lack, however, is the potential for an intensive and decisive push towards industry transitioning. That takes learning from, and working alongside, current industry practitioners. This is precisely what Murdoch’s Graduate Diploma in Media Production offers.
In your first semester you will attend advanced industry seminars. Topics include camera, on-set safety, on-set management, gripping, electrics, on-set sound, on-set video technicalities, production design, and production management. Each of these weekly sessions will be taught and supervised by current industry professionals. You will then put your skills into practice through participating in professionally crewed location shoots.
In your second semester, after the intensive mid-year shoots, you will either be taken through post-production image and sound processes, or attend advanced industry seminars in writing, directing, producing, and marketing and distribution, depending on the career direction you intend to pursue. Simultaneously, you will participate in creating ongoing broadcast-style short form content for online distribution. You will finish your year off by preparing a submission for a short-film funding initiative.
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Arts
- Graduate Diploma in Media Production (GradDipMedProd)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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