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  • CUA51015
  • 091827C 

Diploma of Screen and Media

At a glance

At a glance

Activate your career in screen and media with this diploma qualification. This course is ideal for creative people seeking employment in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Virtual Reality Content Creator
  • Independent Filmmaker
  • Video Editor
  • Sound Recordist
  • Motion Graphic Artist
  • Production Assistant
  • 3D Modeler and Animator
  • Camera Operator
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CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media

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Course overview

Course overview

Be a part of the next generation of Australian film makers with this diploma level qualification. This industry-focused course will provide you with the specialised knowledge to operate individually or collaboratively within the film, television and visual effects industry. Technology is redefining the screen and media landscape and you will actively acquire the advanced skills necessary to contribute to this evolving industry sector

Our Diploma of Screen and Media will give you the advanced skills required to work within this creatively challenging sector. You will develop a greater understanding of screen and television production, editing, sound recording, story boarding, story line development, compositing and animation.

TAFE Queensland's state-of-the-art facilities and a network of leading experts and specialist educators with strong links to industry are ready to launch you into the screen and media world.

Successful completion of this course may give you the necessary skills to seek employment as a camera operator, sound recordist, video editor, production assistant, independent filmmaker, 3D modeller and animator, or motion graphic artist. Completion also provides great articulation opportunities into higher education courses.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
CUAIND502
Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR505
Establish and maintain safe creative practice
BSBCRT501
Originate and develop concepts

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
General Stream
BSBCRT402
Collaborate in a creative process
BSBCRT501
Originate and develop concepts
BSBPMG522
Undertake project work
CUAANM402
Create digital visual effects
CUAANM403
Create titles for screen productions
CUAANM502
Create 3D digital environments
CUABRD402
Vision mix television productions
CUACAM401
Shoot a wide range of screen content
CUACAM402
Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
CUACAM404
Pull focus
CUADRT502
Direct performers for screen productions
CUAIND502
Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUALGT402
Implement lighting designs
CUAPOS401
Edit screen content for fast turnaround
CUAPOS402
Manage media assets
CUAPOS501
Edit complex screen productions
CUAPPM407
Create storyboards
CUAPPM411
Compile production schedules
CUAPPM502
Realise productions
CUAPPR505
Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUASOU410
Record sound on location
CUASOU503
Develop sound designs
CUASOU505
Implement sound designs
CUASOU506
Create a final sound balance
CUAWRT502
Develop storylines and treatments
Animation and Visual Effects Stream
CUAANM302
Create 3D digital animations
CUAANM303
Create 3D digital models
CUAANM401
Create advanced 3D digital models
CUADIG508
Refine digital art techniques
CUAPOS501
Edit complex screen productions
CUAANM403
Create titles for screen productions
CUAANM402
Create digital visual effects
CUAACD501
Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAANM501
Create 3D digital character animation
CUAANM502
Create 3D digital environments
CUAANM503
Design animation and digital visual effects
CUAIND401
Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
Film and TV Production Stream
CUAPPM407
Create storyboards
CUAPOS402
Manage media assets
CUACAM402
Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
CUASOU410
Record sound on location
CUAWRT502
Develop storylines and treatments
CUAPOS401
Edit screen content for fast turnaround
CUACAM401
Shoot a wide range of screen content
CUAPPM502
Realise productions
CUAANM402
Create digital visual effects
CUAPOS501
Edit complex screen productions
BSBCRT402
Collaborate in a creative process
CUASOU506
Create a final sound balance

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students

It is recommended that you meet one of the following requirements:-

  • successful completion of at least Year 12, Certificate IV or equivalent; or
  • be of mature-age

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to an external hard drive (minimum 1TB), and personal stationary.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland