The Master of Moving Image (MMI) offers students hands-on education in contemporary moving image production by teaching them how to develop a film project from concept to screen. Foregrounding experimentation and innovation, the MMI brings together traditional aspects of film production with new directions in the cinematic arts, incorporating new technologies in interactivity, three-dimensional imaging and virtual delivery. Film projects are conceived, developed and produced through learning industry standard protocols and techniques in pre-production, production and post-production. These include story and script development, production management, art direction, cinematography, directing techniques, and the use of new platforms for film output including interactive apps for hand-held devices. Students are also introduced to the history and theory of film and new media, and can choose from a range of electives from across the university including animation, screenwriting, sound design, digital effects, and rich internet applications.
Students produce a major film project in any genre or style. Students have options to specialise their degree pathway through industry placement, as well as through preparation for further study and higher degrees of research. The degree is ideal for professionals looking for a career in the film and digital media sector, and for anyone wishing to engage with contemporary filmmaking and interactive media.