Associate Degree of Film
SAE Creative Media Institute - Brisbane

Course outline

SAE Film graduates have been involved with outstanding production companies, studios and networks, including Nine Network, Steam Motion and Sound, Fuel VFX, Foxtel, ABC and independent production companies.

Students who undertake film courses at SAE learn the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking in an innovative, hands-on environment. Students build their creative confidence and develop artistic independence. SAE teaches both the traditional skills of filmmaking and puts graduates at the forefront of the technologies shaping the future of the craft.

Areas of study: story concept development, screenwriting and drafting, creative production approaches, aesthetics and techniques, post-production methods and techniques, production and post-production workflows, film, media and cultural studies, history and theory, project management, business and leadership skills, employability skills in screen industry contexts, screen industry best practices


Duration is one and a quarter years full-time. Part-time study available for eligible applicants (excluding international student visa holders).
SAE has a range of approaches to learning and teaching that can be activated to provide flexibility in the face of changing circumstances as required, to support student progression regardless of external factors.

Fee notes

Full course.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for SAE Creative Media Institute and for this course, refer to Entry Requirements on SAE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Interview

Additional entry requirements

SAE will contact applicants to arrange an interview. For information about the interview, contact SAE Brisbane on 1800 723 338.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Director, Editor, Broadcast Designer, Production Designer, Production Assistant, Producer, Camera Assistant, Director of Photography, Screenwriter, Visual Effects Artist, Creative/Content Producer.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

11/4 years Full time or 21/2 years Part time