VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA)

VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA)

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Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA)
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA)
Year of Foundation:
1966
Year of Admission as CILECT Member:
1992
Year of Receiving a State Accreditation:
1966
Agency (-ies) Who Awarded the State Accreditation:
Department of Education
Name of Director:
Nicolette Freeman
Address :
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, VICTORIA, 3006
Country:
Australia
Website:

Mission & Strategy

Above all, our school, which is the oldest film school in Australia, focuses on developing our students' unique creative voices. We audition all applicants to ascertain to what degree that voice is already developed. Where appropriate, small group teaching is used during our degrees to develop that voice to its full potential and to hone skills to communicate that voice effectively to screen-based audiences.

For our screenwriting students, the development of that voice, and the writing skills to transform it into successful, creative and engaging screenplays is paramount.

However, a point of difference from other screenwriting courses is that our bachelor screenwriters, because of the time they are with us, have the freedom and opportunity to work with and alongside the directing students and their projects. The screenwriters work as crew on set, and see the transformation of words from page to the final screen project.

The directing and producing students also develop team and leadership skills, as well as effective communication and self-critical skills. Their training in shooting, sound recording and editing, gives them the opportunity to work on many student film sets, and experience crew dynamics, and observe other student producers' and directors' qualities.

The School has an excellent and well-deserved reputation, with many outstanding alumni. Due to this, we attract a very high calibre of academic staff, and visiting guest lecturers. Many significant local and international screen practitioners pass through our doors each year, and thus the students have access to current, professional expertise, throughout their time at the school.

Financing

Sources of financing

Percentage of the Total

Types of financing

Percentage of the Total

Degree areas

Doctor of Philosophy (Film and Television) (The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (3 years full-time / 6 years par, Full-Time)

Non-degree courses

Basic Short Courses
(for students with a high Institution diploma ONLY):
Yes
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with a B.A degree):
Yes
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with an M.A or M.F.A. degree):
Yes
Advanced Training of Professionals:
No

Student incentives

Total value of scholarships for
tuition per year:
16 000 Euro

Staff

Full-time
Part-time
Professors (incl. Full, Associate & Adjunct):
15
0
Teaching Assistants:
0
0
Industry Professionals:
0
0
Administrative Staff:
0
0
Technical Staff:
0
0

Facilities, equipment & production

Area:

Library & Film/DVD Archive:

Number of Volumes

Technical Facilities:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*30 sq.m.

Camera Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21

Editing Stations :

Number and Type
Example: 2*AVID

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.

Total Annual Production:

Hours
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