Bachelor of Film and Screen Production


The Bachelor of Film and Screen Production is a new programme consisting of a 12 course Film major that prepares students for entry into the Australian film and television industry. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Film and Screen Production will develop professional level skills in location film direction, producing, camera, sound, lighting, editing, digital composing, scriptwriting and research. The main focus is to add knowledge, practice and experience where it did not exist before thus enhancing the student’s personal and professional effectiveness as a media industry contributor.

Depending on your areas of specialisation and choice of electives, your career options could include roles in the mainstream film and media industries, commercials, music videos, corporate videos, streamed online content, film festivals and awards and video/digital art practice.


3-years Full Time

6-years Part Time










Credit Points



USQ Film and Screen Production - Film Production Major

Film Production

USQ Film and Screen Production - Screen Production Major

Screen Production

Student Experience

Got a story to tell? While you’re with us, you will engage in a fast-paced industry style experience where you write and produce your own stories for location-based film production. You will engage with advanced technology and become increasing proficient in your chosen film crew role. You will experience a number of film genres – in theory and in practice. At the end of each year, we showcase the best of the best to industry professionals at our annual Student Showcase.

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USQ Alumnus Film and Screen Production - Daniel Maddock

Daniel Maddock

Photographer, Filmmaker and Academic

USQ Alumnus Film and Screen Production - Jesse Sutherland

Jesse Sutherland

Director – Sparrowland Productions

USQ Alumnus Film and Screen Production - Simon Van Der Spoel

Simon Van Der Spoel

Commercial Producer

Daniel Maddock

Daniel is an award-winning cinematographer, photographer, filmmaker and academic. He has had a strong and varied career in the tertiary sector having taught at the University of Southern Queensland, Griffith Film School, JMC Academy, SAE College and the Queensland School of Film and Television. Daniel has published research in journals and books with his thesis being nominated for the Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in PhD Research at Griffith University. Daniel’s cinematographic and photographic practice is rare and multidimensional; he has been published in almost every medium of film-making including broadcasted documentaries, television drama series, music videos, television commercials, branded content, corporate, educational and television news whilst also publishing stills in magazines, newspapers, billboards and online in the genres of architecture, fashion, food, interior design, lifestyle and advertising.

Notable Productions:
– Love Patrol [Television Series Drama – SBS] – ACS Award Winning
– Artscape: APT7 – Our Century, Our Art [Television Documentary – ABC]
– The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral [Television Documentary – History Channel]
– Calais ‘Seeing it All’ [Music Video – ABC]
– Ball Park Music ‘You Only Want Me When I’m There’ [Music Video – ABC]

Vimeo site:

The Space/Time website is a good go to as it has extensive behind the scenes videos….

Jesse Sutherland

Jesse L. Sutherland is a writer and director, and the co-founder of Sparrowland Productions. Whilst at UniSQ, Jesse wrote and directed the award-winning documentary series ‘Rainbow Blood’ and short film ‘Repetition’. He is passionate about creating and showcasing inspiring films and is the Festival Director for ‘Sparrowland Short Film Festival’.

Jesse graduated UniSQ’s Bachelor of Creative Arts, Film and TV in 2017. As well as managing Sparrowland Productions, Jesse is the Digital and Social Media Coordinator for Absco Industries, developing creative content for the company.

Simon Van Der Spoel

UniSQ’s Film and TV studies appealed to me due to the practical nature of the courses, for while there was a good grounding on theory, there was regular opportunity to put theory into practice. This honed my skills under the expert tutelage of my course lecturers, which in turn gave me the opportunity to enter industry immediately upon graduation. UniSQ was instrumental in preparing me for the realities of the media landscape and gave me the foundation to have a successful career over the next 18 years with two of Australia’s leading broadcast networks. Career highlight was self producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.

Last count I was personally making over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, and had the opportunity to Produce and Direct 6 half hour TV shows, broadcast statewide and nationally.

Student Productions

View the creative production outcomes from our UniSQ Film students. Watch from a selection of short drama, documentary and music film clips.