Bachelor of Digital Film and Video

Bachelor of Digital Film and Video

Study load
Full time
Program code


3 years
Application deadlines

11 Oct 2024


RMIT Saigon South
Program code
Application deadlines


The demand for high quality film and video content has never been greater with local and international companies needing skilled and creative filmmakers to produce engaging content for the communications, entertainment, advertising and online industries. 

You can turn your passion for storytelling and content creation into a successful and satisfying career through this industry-leading program 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)
  • Create content (camerawork, lighting, editing, sound)
  • Understand narrative (themes and genres)

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


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Program structure

The structure displayed shows the advised program structure and progression. 

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

Semester 8

Semester 9

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

*General elective: Students can choose from elective courses offered across the university in any program. 

Learning, teaching and 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 

RMIT provides world-class blended learning with both face-to-face and online experiences in a global network, a supportive community, and real-world skills.

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Students have use of our brand-new Media Studio, which is fully equipped with lighting, camera and editing equipment. There are also video editing suites, high-definition Mac laboratories, digital SLR cameras and digital audio recorders.


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)


14,507 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 347,436,000 VND 43,520 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 1,042,309,000 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.
  5. Tuition fees and medical insurance fees are subject to change without notice.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • Vietnamese Upper Secondary School (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​

Academic pathway

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT Vietnam 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)
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) 176 (no less than 169 in any component)

For other recognised English results, please view English equivalency requirements.


Previous study and proficiency tests are recognised for two years from the completion date or test date to the program commencement date unless stated otherwise.

Where you have achieved more than one form of English language proficiency only the most relevant achievement will be considered in the admission decision.

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

English Pathways

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

Credit transfer

Come 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.

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

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.