Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Screen Production)

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Screen Production at APAC - What to expect


Brisbane City Campus 


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, Cinematographic, Director, Producer 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 Screen and Stage (Screen Production) is a practice-led multi-disciplinary course for Screen and Stage 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 screen and stage 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

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying domestic students enrolled at the Australian Performing Arts Conservatory to pay their tuition fees. FEE-HELP can cover all or part of a student’s tuition fees.  Over their lifetime, a student may borrow through FEE-HELP an amount up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. To find out more, visit FEE-HELP.

Scholarships are now available for September 2020, and February 2021 intakes. For more information, see our APAC Scholarship – Screen Production

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.

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