Bachelor of Digital Film and Video

Program code



3 years



Application deadlines

07 October


RMIT Saigon South



Turn your passion for storytelling and content creation into a career through this industry-leading program in Vietnam.

With demand for new digital film and video content rapidly rising in Vietnam, employers are constantly searching for talented and qualified professionals to create adverts, music videos, web series and features for social media, TV, mobile and web, or the cinema.

This program will train you in how to build a story (screenwriting, directing, producing), how to create content (camerawork, lighting, editing) and how to understand narrative (themes and genres).

In your final year, you will use all of your new skills to produce a major film or video as part of a final project.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Digital Storytelling (I)
  • Editing and Grading (II)
  • Introduction to Cinema Studies (III)

Semester 2

  • Screenwriting Essentials (I)
  • Capturing Image (II)
  • Asian Cinemas (III)

Semester 3

  • Staging and Direction (I)
  • Sound: Design and Context (II)
  • Genre and Historical Movements (III)

Semester 4

  • Screenplay Development (I)
  • Line and Production Management (II)
  • Screen Culture and Theory (III)

Semester 5

  • Elective 
  • Camera and Lighting (II)
  • Critiquing Narrative (III)

Semester 6

  • Episodic Content: Web and Social Media (I)
  • Elective

Semester 7

  • Producing for the Digital Economy (I)
  • Elective

Semester 8

  • Digital Film and Video: Capstone Project (I)

Semester 9

  • Media and Communication Internship
  • (I) Film-/video-making strand: storytelling, directing, producing.
  • (II) Technical studio strand: camerawork, lighting, editing.
  • (III) Concepts and debates strand: themes, genres.

Learning, teaching & assessment

  • Teaching methods include tutorials, workshops, demonstrations and special seminars by experienced film and video professionals.
  • Ongoing assessment throughout the program includes individual and group exercises and assignments, analytical reports, essays, technical activities and presentations, studio-based project work.

As a graduate you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  1.  Use industry, social, cultural and historical contextual knowledge to explain and analyse digital film and video practice and culture
  2. Interpret global communication and media theory to define and evaluate digital film- and video-making production processes and outputs 
  3. Develop narratives and screenplays and achieve storytelling outcomes for digital film and video
  4. Select and use contemporary tools, methods and approaches to envision, develop and produce digital film and video work
  5. Communicate with a range of stakeholders to plan, organise, execute and evaluate team-based and self-managed digital film and video projects
  6. Apply critical and creative thinking skills and use self-reflection to develop ethical and professional capabilities 
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Students will have use of our brand-new Media Studio, which is fully equipped with lighting, camera and editing equipment. Other modern facilities and equipment include video editing suites, high-definition Mac laboratories, digital SLR cameras and digital audio recorders.

Career prospects

This program will prepare you for an exciting range of creative careers, including:

  • director
  • producer
  • editor
  • digital content developer
  • online/mobile/social media creative
  • director of photography
  • production manager
  • screenwriter
  • studio manager

Further studies

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT honours or postgraduate program in Vietnam and Australia.



Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

Fee program

Annual tuition fee 

(based on full time study load - 8 courses)

Whole program fee

(21 courses - 288 credits)


13,758 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 312,163,000 VND 41,273 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 936,487,000 VND



  1. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment.
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND).
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.


Entry requirements


  • High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12, for other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country​; 
  • If you have completed or partially completed a similar program at another institution you may be accepted with some academic credit, or exemptions, being granted toward this program.


Successfully complete RMIT English Advanced or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5+ (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58+ (no communication band below 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) 176+ (no band below 169)

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.


TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

1. Applicants should create and submit an original video (one minute) that highlights the applicant’s passion for storytelling, photography and/or editing responding to one of these themes:

  • rich-poor gap
  • gender
  • food safety
  • behaviours on social media
  • fake news
  • school bullying
  • protect the environment

Feel free to interpret these themes as you wish - for example, you can produce a fiction or non-fiction story, a public service announcement, a TV commercial, a music video or any other creative response to the themes.

2. A ‘making of’ video (one minute) which clearly demonstrates that the original video is created entirely by the applicant.

3. Please write a brief account (no more than 250 words) on which theme you have chosen, why you have chosen this theme, and how you went about exploring the theme through the film you have made. Please submit your written account as a .pdf or word .doc file and upload with your video file.


  • You will be contacted by the Admissions office regarding when and how to submit your video portfolio upon receiving your program application.
  • For further information, please contact:

English Pathways

Don't meet the English language test scores? Successfully complete English for University for entry into this program. 

How to apply

1. Find your program

2. Check your eligibility

3. Prepare your documents

4. Submit your application

RMIT’s standard closing dates for receiving applications for each semester is published on the important dates for students page. Please note, RMIT’s offer is subject to the availability of places in each program and applications to competitive programs may close when program quotas fill before published deadlines. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Coming from a partner institution?

RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world.

If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program.

Find out if your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT. If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case by case basis.