Bachelor of Digital Film and Video

Program code



3 years




Application deadlines

05 February

8 October



RMIT Saigon South



Never before has there been so much demand in Vietnam for original digital film and video content. Employers are constantly searching for talented and qualified professionals to create adverts, music videos, web series and features for YouTube, Facebook, TV, mobile and web, plus small and large screens.

RMIT's new Bachelor of Digital Film and Video will prepare you for success in this exciting industry. The program covers three strands:

  • how to build a story (screenwriting, directing, producing);
  • how to create content (camerawork, lighting, editing);
  • how to understand narrative (themes and genres).

An experienced international team of academics and practitioners will help you to develop your creative and technical skills in our new Media Studio, editing suites and high-end computer labs.

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. Joining a Flagship Internship with a real-life employer will help you to make a smooth transition into the world of creative work.

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.



Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

(*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. 


  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

Academic 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.

English requirements

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.

Other requirements

Candidates for this program will be required to create and submit:


1. an original video (between 30 seconds and one minute in length) that highlights the applicant’s passion for storytelling, photography and/or editing and that responds to one of these themes:

  • rich-poor gap
  • gender
  • food safety
  • behaviours on social media
  • fake news
  • teenage violence
  • traffic jams

Feel free to interpret the 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 (between 30 seconds and one minute in length) which clearly demonstrates that the original video was created entirely by the applicant.



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

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.