Course Description

The Master of Moving Image (MMI) offers you a hands-on education in contemporary moving image production by teaching you how to develop a film project from concept to screen. It is ideal for professionals pursuing a career in the film and digital media sector, and for anyone wishing to engage with contemporary filmmaking and interactive media.

The MMI combines traditional aspects of film production with new directions in the cinematic arts, incorporating new technologies in interactivity, three-dimensional imaging and virtual delivery. You will conceive, develop and produce film projects 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.

You will be 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.

You will have the flexibility to tailor the degree to your preferred pathway, be it research or professional, including the option of undertaking a placement that interfaces directly with the creative industries.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $36,000 per year full-time


1 - 1.5 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Communications postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 79.1% (national average 7,660.0%)
Improved skills: 84.9% (national average 80.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.5% (national average 83.6%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Communications postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 71.8% (national average 71.9%)
Studying full time: 8.0% (national average 7.5%)
Median full time salary: $53,700 (national average $65,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 083287D
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAMOVIMG1000

Entry Requirements