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Master of Producing

The University of Melbourne


About the Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Master of Producing is a practice-based graduate coursework degree that focuses on the creative and business aspects of being a successful producer in the film, television and allied industries.

Producers are the managers of film and television projects. This includes the creative aspects of script development and analysis, and the development of your own work as well as the business aspect of the industry including; organising film schedules, budgets, distribution, and management of film shoots and raising funding from private and public sources. 

Producers at the VCA work on undergraduate and graduate films in animation, narrative and documentary developing practical skills and building networks with other students – building a network that will assist you throughout your career.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Extend your creative abilities and business skills
  • Develop a sound understanding of the structure of the Australian film, television and allied industries
  • Demonstrate the capacity to produce a substantial short creative project working with a final year project of a VCA student.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for the Master of Producing must meet the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, with a GPA of 65% over the last two years of study; 
    OR
  • At least five years of documented relevant work experience related to film and television, with evidence of artistic ability and achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in relevant disciplines

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

The University of Melbourne has a set of English language requirements which all applicants must meet. 

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to your online application, you are required to: 

  • Submit a Supplementary Application Form. Please note that your application will be marked as incomplete if a Supplementary Application Form is not received, allow yourself adequate time to complete all required fields.
  • If shortlisted, attend an interview

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

If you have completed studies outside of the University of Melbourne, your application must include an officially certified copy of  your academic transcripts.

  • If you have successfully finished a course, please provide evidence of completion.
  • If you are currently studying outside the University of Melbourne, please provide an official record/transcript of your current results to date. When your final results are available, please upload a certified hardcopy to your application, or send to vcamcm-aso@unimelb.edu.au with your ID number.

INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS

Interviews will be conducted at the VCA Southbank Campus in Melbourne in late November. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to discuss their creative work and suitability for the course with a interview panel.

CAN'T ATTEND THE INTERVIEW?

While we strongly recommend all shortlisted applicants to attend the interview in person, applicants from overseas or interstate may alternatively submit a recorded interview by the recorded interview due date listed above, please indicate your availability in the Supplementary Application Form.

Instructions on how to complete and submit your recorded interview will be sent to applicants after the application closing date.

CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT

Successful applicants must meet the following conditions before commencing the course:

First Aid certification

Obtain a “Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)” certificate that will remain valid for the duration of your course. 

Equipment bond

Pay a one-off $1,000 bond prior to enrolment, refundable upon completion or withdrawal of the course. The bond encourages you to treat our equipment with care.

Terms and conditions

As part of your Selection Test or Supplementary Application Form submission (whichever is applicable) you will be required to read and accept the Terms and Conditions on which the offer of a place is made.

FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one full-time year of study (1 EFTSL). If a course duration is less than one year, you will pay the indicative total course fee. Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you are an international student, you may be eligible for a range of scholarships or grants.

Please contact the School to find out more

FEE PAYMENTS

Tuition fee information for international graduate students are detailed on the University’s Future Students website

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Faculty of VCA & MCM offers an array of scholarships available for current undergraduate students, along with a selection for those students who have completed their studies at the Faculty.

The University has a range of scholarships available to international graduate students. For comprehensive details visit the University’s Future Students website.



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