Beyond the Modular Film School: Australian Film and Television Schools and their Digital Transitions

  • Ben Goldsmith
  • Tom O’Regan
Part of the Global Cinema book series (GLOBALCINE)


Over the last 15 years or so, the number and variety of film education institutions in Australia has grown with many private providers now operating courses in parallel with those offered by “traditional” film schools, public universities, and vocational education colleges. Some Australian private providers have developed significant international operations. This recent growth in the number and variety of institutions has been accompanied by changes to the kinds of programs of study on offer. A greater variety of audiovisual training is now being offered in part as a direct consequence of the digital transition and attendant new technologies, practices, and skill-sets, which in turn present new opportunities and challenges for entry-level practitioners. The traditional, conservatoire-style film schools have been transformed with the transition to digital and the convergence of media forms.


Digital Medium Private Provider Digital Transition Production House Game Industry 
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  • Ben Goldsmith
  • Tom O’Regan

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