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Diploma of Film and Video

Billy Blue College of Design

If you’re someone who prefers to be behind the camera than in front, we’ve got news for you. The Diploma of Film and Video introduces a range of skills and knowledge found in film production. It develops an understanding of screen-based video production and post-production along with basic skills developed in cinematography, lighting, editing, colour grading and sound design. It’s a perfect stepping stone towards an exciting career in film and video as well as an entry point into one of our Bachelor degrees

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
  • 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: 1 year
  • Full-time: 18 months
  • Part-time available

Why Study at Billy Blue

The big difference between Billy Blue and other universities is you’ll start working in your industry from day 1 – 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 Video Editor.

$55 000*


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

  • Colour grader
  • Compositor
  • Video editor
  • Videographer

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 Diploma of Film and Video provides you with a base of knowledge and skills in screen-based video production and post-production. You will develop basic skills in cinematography, lighting, editing, colour grading and sound design. Additionally, you will develop an understanding of and practical skills motion design, photography and all the leading software used in the industry. The course consists of shared subjects with cross-discipline diplomas and bachelors providing both on-boarding support, exposure to bachelor programs for pathway opportunities as well as a genuine exit qualification if you wish to enter directly into the field upon graduation


  • Learn advanced skills in video production and specialise in post-production
  • Develop the fundamentals in lighting, editing, colour grading and sound design
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge in motion design
  • Design cutting edge video production using trends within social and new media platforms
  • Work with industry-standard creative processes, advanced challenges & briefs

What you’ll study

The course structure comprises two common core subjects, 10 specialised subjects over levels 100 and 200


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.

Or you can apply through Special Entry:

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
  • IELTS 5.5, with no sub score less than 5 or equivalent.

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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Frequently asked questions - DIPLOMA OF FILM AND VIDEO

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.

All students are required to bring a laptop to classes.

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