Film and Television

We seek students who want to be challenged to explore their creative potential. Our practice-based ethos puts creativity and storytelling at the heart of everything we do.

Study Film and Television at the VCA

We balance intensive, studio-based practice with critical studies. You will have the opportunity to form professional relationships and bonds that will last throughout your career.

We have several areas of specialisation at undergraduate and graduate levels: Animation, Documentary, Narrative, Producing and Screenwriting.

Our people

In 2017 I felt the need to challenge myself more intellectually and creatively and I wanted to broaden my portfolio and push myself in a different direction. After a meeting with producer and VCA lecturer Gus Howard, studying the Master of Producing at the VCA seemed like the next logical step in my career. Surrounding our weekly classes in the craft and business of film making and creative producing, are ad hoc meetings with VCA screenwriters, directors and producers about our upcoming VCA projects. There are lots of opportunities to discuss your own work, and for other students to showcase theirs.

Mario Biancacci
Master of Producing Student
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VCA Film and Television Digital Archive

The VCA Film and Television Digital Archive is an online repository of more than 1,850 student films, dating back to 1966. The VCA Film and Television Digital Archive provides online access, for the first time, to the audiovisual holdings of Australia's oldest continuing film school.

Learn more about the archive

VCA Film and Television offer acting and crewing opportunities on our student productions to those wanting to gain on-set experience, or further develop their craft.

Film and Television Foundations crewing night

Film and Television Foundations hosts its once-yearly crewing night, people interested in crewing on student productions meet VCA FTV Foundations student directors who pitch their film concepts and indicate crewing role vacancies. A guide outlining each student production will be available on the night. Please sign-up to the latest news from the Faculty to be notified of the next crewing night, or check our events page.

Crew Callouts

Film and Television have compiled an information sheet on the best way to approach people when seeking crew for a shoot.

Acting in out projects

If you are interested in acting in a student production, you can set up a profile at Starnow or Showcast. Our students post their films and cast and crew requirements throughout the year, so you can pick and choose a project that may be right for you.

The Film and Television Digital Archive will be a living record of films produced by graduating students at the former Swinburne School of Film and Television (1966–1991) and at the Victorian College of the Arts (1992-), Australia's longest-running film school.

Visit our YouTube channel for a selection of 50 films from the VCA archive.

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Charlie's Desk

Australians In Film (AiF) and the University of Melbourne present Charlie’s Desk, a dedicated work and networking space for Australian filmmakers in Hollywood.

Charlie’s Desk is open to Victorian College of the Arts’ film and TV award course alumni for periods of between 2 weeks to 2 months, subject to approval and availability.

Full application information available soon. Please contact Sandra Sciberras for further details.


Expressing trauma through creative arts - and boxing

19 January 2022
Dr Donna Lyon is a film producer and senior lecturer in producing at VCA Film and Television. She talks about how research, University partnerships and the Tran...

Film & Television graduates win big at the Sydney Film Festival

29 November 2021
VCA Film and Television graduates, Sophie Somerville and Courtney Bombell have won the prestigious 2021 Dendy Live Action Short Award for their graduation film Peeps (2019) at...

VCA graduate showcase streamed free for the first time on MIFF play

20 September 2021
Short film lovers will be treated to more than 40 films by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Film and Television graduating class of 2020 in a special free-to-view onlin...