Beyond the modular film school: Australian film and television schools and their digital transitions

O'Regan, Tom and Goldsmith, Ben (2013). Beyond the modular film school: Australian film and television schools and their digital transitions. In Mette Hjort (Ed.), The Education of the Filmmaker in Europe, Australia and Asia (pp. 149-170) New York, NY, USA: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137070388

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Author O'Regan, Tom
Goldsmith, Ben
Title of chapter Beyond the modular film school: Australian film and television schools and their digital transitions
Title of book The Education of the Filmmaker in Europe, Australia and Asia
Place of Publication New York, NY, USA
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1057/9781137070388
Open Access Status
Series Global Cinema
ISBN 9780230341432
9781137070388
Editor Mette Hjort
Chapter number 7
Start page 149
End page 170
Total pages 22
Total chapters 11
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
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.

In this chapter we will describe the contemporary variety of practice-oriented training institutions in Australia. We will examine the different ways in which public and private providers are managing the challenges of digitization and convergence. We will consider the logics governing film education, which this mix of providers pulls into focus, and we will outline some of the challenges the providers face in educating, (re)training, and preparing their graduates for life and work beyond the film school. These challenges highlight questions about the accountabilities and responsibilities of practice-oriented film education institutions.
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