12 months
41000 AUD/year
8021 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Moving Image program at the University of Sydney offers you a hands-on education in contemporary moving image production by teaching you how to develop a film project from concept to screen. It is ideal for professionals pursuing a career in the film and digital media sector, and for anyone wishing to engage with contemporary filmmaking and interactive media. 


The Moving Image program at the University of Sydney combines traditional aspects of film production with new directions in the cinematic arts, incorporating new technologies in interactivity, three-dimensional imaging and virtual delivery. You will conceive, develop and produce film projects through learning industry standard protocols and techniques in pre-production, production and post-production. 

These include story and script development, production management, art direction, cinematography, directing techniques, and the use of new platforms for film output including interactive apps for hand-held devices.

You will be introduced to the history and theory of film and new media, and can choose from a range of electives from across the university including animation, screenwriting, sound design, digital effects, and rich internet applications. 

You will have the flexibility to tailor the degree to your preferred pathway, be it research or professional, including the option of undertaking a placement that interfaces directly with the creative industries.

Career Pathways

Graduates interlink emergent digital media processes with the core discipline of traditional film-making practice. They have mastery of a core range of critical, conceptual, production and technical skills, and produce a substantial and original moving image project that reflects their creative expertise and knowledge of film and digital media production.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Applications in PM 
  • Contemporary Curating 
  • Curatorial Lab
  • Design Thinking 
  • Digital Editing for Film and Video 
  • History and Theory of Screen 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 083287D 
  • hold a bachelor's degree or higher award in visual arts from the University of Sydney or a qualification deemed by the faculty to be equivalent; and
  • present a portfolio of creative work demonstrating the ability to undertake advanced art practice and coursework.
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8021 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8021 AUD per year during 12 months.


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