Course Details


Bachelor Degree

Course Location


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media) / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This program develops students’ skills in producing, writing, editing, sound, cinematography or directing. They learn skills used in audio-visual media, gain business and leadership skills, and knowledge of how the entertainment industry works. The program also provides a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge and transferable skills such as critical analysis, problem solving and research that will equip students for their careers. Students can choose electives that align with their interests and can gain practical and hands-on experience. They benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law experts. They can also pursue work experience through industry internships and international exchanges. This degree combination lends itself to legal careers in the film and entertainment industry such as media lawyers involved in copyright disputes, negotiation of licences and talent agreements. Alternatively, law can enhance skills as a film producer to draft contracts, and develop and manage deals.


  • 528 credit points
  • Fine Arts component: 192 credit points (16 units)
  • 2 core units and a Film, Screen and New Media major (14 units). Law component: 336 credit points. This is comprised of 19 core units, including units based upon the ‘Priestley 11’ required for admission to legal practice in Australia and 8 electives. Students are able to deepen their knowledge in areas of interest through their elective choices which reflect areas of legal practice and emerging developments in law.


  • Film, screen and new media
  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C).


Graduates satisfy the academic requirements for admission as a solicitor and/or barrister in all Australian states and territories. It is also recognised for admission purposes in West and East Malaysia, India, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Study pathways

Pathways to the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Master of Teaching (Secondary), or Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes. QUT advanced standing rules apply.