These full-time, year long courses are designed to introduce students to professional digital and multimedia production techniques.

Students learn by making their own individual films throughout the year and are provided with hands on tuition in short film production using industry standard equipment and post production software such as the Sony EX3, Red Cameras and Canon 5DMk111, with the latest versions of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

We take students all they way from concept to marketing of their films with students working on up to 20 films per year.

First semester involves workshops in Directing, Camera, Sound, Lighting, Post Production, Make Up, Producing and Screenwriting. Our workshops are taught by professionals who have years of experience working in the Film & Television industry. 

Upon successful completion students should have:

  • A showreel of their work
  • Professional production skills
  • Professional Contacts


Semester Two involves the shooting of all students’ major productions. Students must crew on at least eight films throughout semester two in addition to their own major production.

Students may make any form of media including documentaries, music clips, animation and multimedia. They have access to the production complex for 46 weeks. Students control all major creative roles, such as writer, director, producer and editor of their films.

This course is recommended as entry-level preparation for the VCA Film and TV School and most other University Production Courses such as Media and Communication Degrees at University of Melbourne, Swinburne and RMIT.

Apart from successfully placing students in these highly competitive courses, our students regularly achieve careers in the film, television and multimedia industries.

Our Graduates have successfully won awards both Internationally and Nationally, such as an Emmy for best Cinematography in Documentary section, the Film Victoria Erwin Rado Award for Best Australian Short Film, an AFI Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Student Foreign Film in Los Angeles Film Festival USA, ATOM Awards for best Student Film, National Panasonic Award for Best Screenplay and Best Film,  an Australian Writers Guild Best Screenplay Award, Australian Cinematographers Awards, Best Emerging Filmmaker at the Maribyrnong Film Festival plus several other festival screenings.

Students have also achieved Australian Film Institute nominations in open competition within the industry. 


Campus tours are a great way to learn more about the Film and TV School. Tours involve presentations by staff, as well as a tour of the facilities and a chance to talk to some staff. We would be pleased to give you a personal tour of the campus at any time, however it is essential to book.

For enquiries and bookings, contact the head of the Film and TV School, Tim Spanos by phone on 8387 1511 or via email: spanos.timothy.t@edumail.vic.gov.au  All tours take approximately forty minutes.

These are Nationally Recognised Training Board accredited courses. Footscray City College is a Registered Private Provider. RTO No: 20306. The School recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another RTO


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