ECU’s WA Screen Academy has been named as one of the Top Ten Film Schools in the World by industry magazine Reelshow International.

It was voted number two after the London Film School and is one of only two Australian film schools in the top ten list.

Reelshow International is an online magazine for film students, recent film graduates and film schools. The sixth annual survey, carried out amongst its membership and site visitors over the last six months of 2013 reflects student opinions.

WA Screen Academy Director Franco Di Chiera said the result is a vindication of the practical focus of the course. 

“Students graduate not only with advanced creative and technical skills but a disciplined collaborative approach within the hierarchical structure of production."

Mr Di Chiera said the course prepares students for success in the film industry.

“They join the industry with a remarkable showreel displaying multi-skills and featuring top acting talent. They showcase stars of the future both in front of and behind the screen."

The ranking is just the latest feather in the cap for the Academy. Its graduates received a whopping 30 per cent of all the nominations in the Student and Open Categories of the 2013 WA Screen Awards.

The program has also won the ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Best Tertiary Short Fiction award three times in the past six years.
The WA Screen Academy is part of the School of Communications and Arts at ECU. It offers both a Bachelor of Creative Industries and a Masters of Professional Communications, providing 1.5 years of learning in a super-intensive one year program.

For further information on studying film production, visit the WA Screen Academy webpages.


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