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Bachelor of Film and Video

Billy Blue College of Design

This course was previously titled ‘Bachelor of Digital Media (Film and Video Design)’ with CRICOS code 090300J. The name has recently changed as part of Billy Blue at Torrens University Australia's continuous improvement process to more accurately describe the course content and industry outcomes that result from it.

Guaranteed to impress people when you casually drop it into conversation at parties, Film & Video Design is also a brilliant qualification to have if you’d like to spend your work time doing things with motion graphic design, digital video production, editing and post-production, sound design, concept design, pre-production planning, cinematography, compositing and visual effects. Or if you’re just into solving problems that other people probably don’t even know exist.

In addition to working through briefs and creative processes that get used by professionals, in your final year you’ll have the chance to apply for an internship with a professional motion design studio or production house, where you’ll potentially be working on real-world clients’ live projects.

Design Institute Australia recognised course.

Available as a dual degree

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney
  • Available as blended
  • Available online

start dates


  • 10 hours per subject, per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed.

course duration

  • Full-time accelerated: 2 years
  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time available

Why Study at Billy Blue

The big difference at Billy Blue is that you’ll start working in your industry from day one – getting real experience, learning from real industry professionals and making real industry connections. Plus, we have university accreditation and a commercially focused educational philosophy.

What can you expect when you graduate?

The average salary earned by a Videographer.

$60 000*


You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • Art director
  • Animation director
  • Colour grader
  • Compositor
  • Digital video producer
  • Broadcast designer
  • Motion graphic designer

Innovative Learning

We want you to feel, see and be heard. We think that students learn faster and progress through material quicker in smaller classes. Our ‘Blended’ study options mean that you can also study on campus and online during your course.


"Dan Braga pursued his curiosity and wrangled his motivation moving to Australia from Norway. In a new country, Dan committed to 3 years with us at Billy Blue. Dan became part of the Vivid Opera House Lights 2017 team alongside Tim Clapham at Luxx and Mike Tosetto and Alex Barnet at Never Sit Still. ”

Dan Braga - Graduate



The Bachelor of Film and Video provides graduates with knowledge and skills in video production with sound, lighting and production processes along with post-production workflows focusing on video editing, colour grading, sound and motion graphic design suitable for a broad range of motion design related sectors and employment opportunities. The specialisation interweaves the acquisition of practical skills with the study of moving image design, film, television and media theory, and the study of professional practice in motion design workplaces. The course design incorporates industry-informed briefs, industry mentors, client projects, internship opportunities and study of emerging areas of motion design practice. In this way graduates have the opportunity to pair a well-rounded motion design generalist knowledge base with further focused niche skills development in a motion design specialist area.


  • Broad and flexible hands-on design skills
  • Knowledge of design, film, TV and animation
  • Briefs and creative processes used by industry
  • Enriched creativity and storytelling
  • Opportunity to intern with a professional motion design studio or production house

What you’ll study

The course structure comprises eight common core subjects, 12 specialised and four elective subjects over Levels 100, 200, and 300, as follows:

  • Level 100: three common core subjects; four specialised subjects; one elective subject
  • Level 200: three common core subjects; four specialised subjects; one elective subject
  • Level 300: two common core subjects, four specialised subjects; two elective subjects (one x 300 level and one x 200 or 300 level elective).


Create something amazing

The great thing about Billy Blue is you don’t have to wait until you finish to produce exceptional work. Take a look at some of our student’s work.


"Billy Blue changed my life through the internship program. Through one of my teachers at uni I was offered an internship at his workplace. I managed to impress them so much I was offered a job there while I was still studying.”

Tristan Klein – Graduate

How you’ll study

Fit everything in with our flexible course options. You can study when it suits you online or on campus.


How Much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

How can I pay?

Can I apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 or equivalent.

Applicants with work and life experience

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level:

  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design) - applicable to Design only
Full admissions criteria
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

International students seeking student visas must comply with regulations from the Department of Home Affairs.

Ready to apply

Applying to Billy Blue is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

International students

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

More Information

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Yes, all Billy Blue qualifications are accredited by Torrens University Australia and nationally recognised. In addition, Billy Blue’s close industry links ensure that your Billy Blue qualification is highly respected within the design industry.

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

Billy Blue Bachelor Degree courses are eligible for FEE HELP (Australian students only). FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

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