Filmmaking and VFX Foundations

Certificate III in Visual Arts CUA31120

Film and Visual Effects Foundations is designed to introduce the students to the many entry-level career opportunities for creative professionals, film production crews and post-production artists. This course gives students an understanding of the creative potential of the processes and tools used in the film production and post-production industries.

The course covers the fundamentals of film production and post-production including:

  • Story and script development
  • Storyboarding
  • 3d Pre-visualisation and shot planning
  • Using cameras, lighting, and other film equipment
  • Working safely on film sets
  • Editing
  • Compositing
  • Sound editing (conducting ADR)

Important Information about this course

This is a non-scored VCE VET program

  • This VCE VET programs contributes to your VCE.
  • This program does not contribute to your ATAR.


Film and Visual Effects Course Main Image | AIE

The course is focused on learning how to create a short screen production based on a brief. Students will develop a concept, write a script, create storyboards, and edit together an animatic (a moving storyboard).

After learning several editing and compositing based VFX techniques, students will then plan the live shoot through the creation of a 3d visualisation of the shooting environment and action. Students will get hands on experience of assisting with camera shoots on a live set. This will include acquiring all the knowledge on how to use digital video cameras and conduct oneself safely on a live set. Finally, students will perform the compositing, editing and other post-production processes needed to create the final film.

Film and VFX Foundations serves as a valuable bridge to further study in film production, visual effects, and post-production.  Graduates leave with a portfolio of work, knowledge, and skills useful in many other multimedia and design areas.

Course Fees and Start Dates

Please see course start dates and associated fees below.
Please note: VET in School students should see their school’s VET Coordinator for fees.

. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Wed session
. Commencing 7th Feb 2024
. Delivered at school or online as determined by your school
. 2 Year program
. VETiS course | School delivery

Reserve your place

This is a direct entry course, no portfolio or interview is necessary.

Please note: VET in School students should see their school’s VET Coordinator for fees.