Queenland's Griffith University
The Griffith Film School, nested in Queensland, Australia has the highest enrollments there, being the largest film school in the country. It's really no surprise, as its curriculum covers programs in film, television, animation, multi-media, digital and media production.
The International Association of Film and Television Schools allows membership of Griffith (one of only three in AU) because of many factors, some of which are the bachelor programs in Animation and Film and Screen Media and postgraduate programs in Media Production.
Programs are offered out of the Queensland College of Art, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2006 and is one of Australia's oldest art institutions.
Depending on your area of speciality, you are able to receive a solid training in film, animation, even screen production for web and destop video, screenwriting and other production aspects. The training must pay off as Griffith graduates have gone on to win awards for their work and established successful businesses and careers in the creative arts.
Griffith offers a dedicated three year full-time undergraduate degree focusing specifically on character animation.
The program includes drawing for animation, scriptwriting, pre-production, acting and character animation, instruction in introductory and advanced 2D and 3D techniques, post-production and digital compositing, with a strong cross-faculty theory component.
Master of Fine Art Program
The Master of Fine Art program at Griffith Film School focuses on students intending to expand their careers as producers, writers and creators of film, television or new media content. Students will be engaged in contemporary industry practice and develop an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative approach to building a career in the film and media industries.
This is a professional program that is industry-focused. It provides students with a thorough grounding in the following areas:
- The production process including the acquisition of intellectual property, its development and production, and marketing and exhibition.
- Narrative form, structure, scriptwriting techniques and strategies as well as an overview of the process (i.e. pre-production, production, post-production and distribution).
Students will gain hands-on experience in different disciplines: scriptwriting; budgeting; production documentation; studio and location shoots; camera; lighting; sound; editing (audio and video) as well as learn about audience identification, industry structures and product placement.
The following degree options are available in this program:
This program (and others) can be on-campus either full-time or part-time with internship off-campus at an approved location.
- Master of Fine Art (Film)
- Master of Fine Art (Screen Producing)
- Master of Fine Art (Screen Writing)
Graduates leave Griffith with a comprehensive understanding of the production process and industry practice, also developing technical and creative skills to work professionally as a writer, producer or filmmaker and graduate with an industry ready portfolio of their work.