Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Screen Production)

Screen Production at APAC - What to expect

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  • Business and career planning is included so you can make the right marketing choices for your career
  • Enhance your learning with practical skills and content


Full Time | Brisbane CBD


The Bachelor Screen and Stage (Screen Production) is an eclectic course covering every aspect of filmmaking, for feature films, corporate videos, television commercials (TVCs) and web series. Learn to create and pitch concepts, screenwriting, producing, film distribution, budgeting and marketing. Also learn practical skills in directing, cinematography, lighting, sound recording and editing.


• APAC is Australia’s first film school to incorporate 3D filming and editing
• Film students learn to direct by using actors from Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Acting)
• Practical production skills complement critical analysis, contextual awareness, and independent research
• From the spark of an idea, through to marketing the end product— you are only limited by your imagination


A Bachelor degree has become the entry-level benchmark internationally for the industry which demands higher order skills across: Executive, Production, Creative, and Technical roles. The exponential development of digital technology, in both live and screen contexts, demands a multi-disciplinary approach to integrate the technical and the creative. The Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Screen Production) is a practice-led multi-disciplinary course for Stage and Screen production and performance, underpinned by broad theoretical knowledge; contextual understanding; highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills, embedded in professional practice. The underlying philosophical approach is based in and informed by the ancient Greek philosophy of “Koinonia” reconciled with 21st century practice.The Screen Production discipline combines higher level technical skills in film-making equipment: cameras, lighting, audio etc, and meshes that with aesthetic, artistic, creative and production skills. Students are taught crucial administrative, producing, legal, and professional skills and responsibilities unique to the screen context, and their range of technical skills is enhanced and complemented by business, critical thinking, analytical and communication skills. Graduates from the Screen Production discipline can expect to enter the industry equipped with a full range of technical and aesthetic skills to empower them to begin producing their own screen work in the form of ‘short films’, and be employed as entry-level professional assistants, potentially in technical support roles in the broader screen production industry.

Students will be able to: 


  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of stage and screen theories and performance styles across historical periods and cultures, to inform approaches to contemporary creative practice.
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on performance to develop artistry.
  • Generate contextually appropriate creative outputs, demonstrating a confluence of high-level academic, technical and practical skills.
  • Collaborate and develop relationships across multiple creative disciplines to facilitate professional-level performance and production outcomes.
  • Develop neoteric storytelling content through investigation, innovation, and interdisciplinary practice.
  • Apply communication, public relations, and promotional skills in the marketing of productions.
  • Understand and apply professional career strategies and markets to enhance employability.
  • Conduct basic research, identifying and utilising relevant, reliable, credible, high-quality sources and information.
  • Apply creative, aesthetic, technical, collaborative, business and production skills to all aspects of the screen production processes.

Duration: Two years full time – 3 x 14 week trimesters per year (equivalent to three years full time)

Credit Points: Students must complete 240 credit points comprising: 70 credit points of core units and 170 credit points of major units.

Delivery: Face-to-face in Brisbane

Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Screen Production)

Course Code: BSSSCP

TrimesterCore/MajorUnit CodeActing UnitsCredit Points
T1CoreXAC101Research and Communication10
T1MajorSCP101Lighting 110
T1MajorSCP102Sound Design10
T1CoreACT103Script Analysis10
T2MajorSCP103Cinematography 110
T2MajorSCP104Directing 110
T2MajorSCP105Editing 110
T2MajorSCP106Producing 1-Concept Development and Pitching10
T3MajorSCP201Lighting 210
T3MajorSCP202Plot Summaries and Treatments10
T3MajorSCP203Directing 210
T3MajorSCP204Producing 2 Pre-Production10
TrimesterCore/MajorUnit CodeActing UnitsCredit Points
T1CoreXAC201Career Planning and Arts Law10
T1MajorACT205Physical Combat10
T1MajorSCP205Cinematography 210
T1MajorSCP206Editing 210
T2CoreXAC301Performing Arts History and Koinonia15
T2MajorSCP302Producing 3 – Production Management15
T3MajorSCP332Film Finance and Distribution15
T3CoreXAC302Genre and Adaptation15
T3MajorSCP304Editing 310
 Total Credit Points240

The Bachelor of Screen and Stage is completed in two years of full-time study in fast track mode (equivalent to three years full time or six years part-time).  Each trimester consists of a load of four units, and there are three trimesters per year. Students must successfully complete pre-requisites where indicated in the unit outlines.

Entry is available to applicants with:    

  • an Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • a Diploma or higher from an Australian higher education institution or an overseas equivalent qualification as assessed by AEI_NOOSR; AND
  • satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • a specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or TOEFL equivalent; AND
  • an Audition or Interview as outlined below

An interview may be required. Students may need to demonstrate that they have an aptitude for screen production and are genuine students.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may undertake bridging courses in English, Foundation Studies or other courses, at another provider prior to enrolling in the course.

Bachelor Screen and Stage (Screen Production)

APAC is one of the most reputable film schools in Brisbane. We also offer an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media and casual film production classes. 

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