The two-year film program is an intensive ‘hands-on’ introduction to the art and craft of film making that is shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. Students are required to learn a variety of practical, managerial and theoretical skills. These include: • the use and operation of 16mm film cameras and high definition video cameras • the application of sound in production and the use of a number of recording technologies including 5.1 surround • the aesthetics of cinematography and the use of a variety of lighting equipment • editing and DVD/Blu-ray authoring • the management and organizational procedures required in pre-production, production and postproduction. Students are required to research, prepare, write and produce a number of film projects including short dramas, documentaries (personal and industrial) and TV commercials. Courses in film history, communications, photography, the humanities and social sciences support the student’s creative and aesthetic development.