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Film and Television Study Tour to China
Beijing, China; Chongqing, China; Dengfeng, China; Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Trimester 3
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
Program Description:
China Film
Film and Television Study Tour to China
ACF327 (1 credit point)

  • A minimum of 8 credit points of undergraduate study completed
  • Before the tour starts, must have passed 4 units from: AAM220, ACF201, ACF202, ACF205, ACF206, ACM213, ACM217, ACM236, ACM237, AIH263.
  • Students must have a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) above 50 at time of application. If you are unsure as to whether this unit fits within your course structure, or your WAM, please contact your faculty course advisor.
Please note that study tour units may not run each year. Enrolment is always subject to a selection process and approval by the Unit Chair as places are limited. Therefore students should always identify another unit as an alternative to a study tour unit when planning their course or major.

The Film and Television Study Tour will be to China to study the Chinese film and television industries.

The tour will cover:

• The themes and subjects of Chinese Film and the relationship between film stories and the people and places those stories come from,
• the influence of traditional Chinese narrative forms on film and television,
• China and the International Business of Film and Television including co-production activities, the Chinese quota system, Chinese investment overseas, foreign investment in China,
• Film and Television production practice in China,
• and provide an experience of contemporary China that begins inter-cultural understanding.

The tour will travel to Beijing and Chongqing. In Beijing we will be visiting production facilities, studios and meeting with leading Chinese film and television practitioners.

Unit enrolment:
Students will only be able to enrol in a study tour in StudentConnect after they have been offered a place in a program. Application and selection dates for 2016 study tours will be advised in Trimester 1 2016.

Dates: 26 October - 13 November, 2016.

Cost: $4,800 approx.

Included in the program price is:
• Return flights
• Twin share accommodation
• In-country transport
• Travel insurance for length of the program
• Entry to museums and cultural activities

Items not included in the price and that students should allow for are:

• Unit enrolment fees
• Passport and Visa fees
• Vaccinations
• Spending money
• Meals not specified on the itinerary

Funding options:
OS-HELP Loans: (For students in Commonwealth Supported Places)
Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $7764 to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Further information on eligibility for OS-Help can be found here.
We recommend students apply for their OS-HELP Loan as soon as they are accepted and enrol into the study tour unit. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines set by Reho Study Tours are mandatory, regardless of the status of an OS-HELP Loan application.

Faculty of Arts and Education Travel Grants:

Important dates:
Applications now open!
Applications close: Tuesday 24 June.
Interviews: Monday 20 June.
Group meeting with group and academic leaders: TBC
Deakin Abroad pre-departure session: TBC

Travel Insurance:
Complimentary travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, plus up to 10 days coverage for personal travel. Students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
More information about International Travel Insurance for Students can be found here:


Any questions?
If you have any enquiries about this program, you are welcome to contact the Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning Office: or (03) 9246 8759

Important to note:

• A minimum number of 16 students is required for the program to run and places are limited to 20 students in total.
• Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
• The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
• All students to seek permission from unit chair to enrol.

Cancellation policy:

Over 90 days: Loss of $500 deposit
90-60 days: 50 % cancellation penalty
60- 0 days: 100 % cancellation penalty

Faculty-led study programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program


This program is currently not accepting applications.