Diploma of Film, Television and Animation

The Diploma of Film, Television and Animation consists of Deakin University's first year degree units and provides you with a pathway to second year of the relevant Bachelor degrees at Deakin. Areas include animation, film studies, media and communication, and photography.

Your pathway to Deakin University


Year Duration International Students Australian Students


2 trimesters (Fast track)
3 trimesters (Standard track)

A$28,520 (A$3565 per unit)

A$21,400 ($2675 per unit)




  • Melbourne Burwood Campus


  • Eight to twelve months


  • March, June and October


  • 097894K

Course structure

Complete and pass eight units

6 Core Units
+2 Additional Units
Core Units
  • ACF103 Writing with the Camera
  • ACF104 Screening History
  • ACF106 Screen Practices
  • ACF107 Principles of Animation
  • ACG103 Design Skills
  • ACI101 Analogue Photography
Plus 2 Additional Units

Choose two from these electives:

  • ACC100 Communication in Everyday Life
  • ACI102 Digital Photography 
  • ALA101 Advertising Principles and Practices
  • ALA102 Creative Brand Communication
  • ALR103 Introduction to Public Relations
  • ALR104 Strategic Communication and Writing
  • ALJ111 News Reporting 1
  • ALJ112 News Reporting 2
  • ALM101 Making Social Media
  • ALM102 Making Video
  • ADD101 Design Thinking
  • ADD104 Design Laboratory
  • ADD103 Design Skills and Technologies 2


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