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  • CUA51015

Diploma of Screen and Media

Performance
At a glance

At a glance

Elevate your creative practice and gain a range of fundamental film making skills with this mid-level course. This course focuses on creative expression using a range of cinematic tools, and innovation through cross-disciplinary practice.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Screen Producer
  • Screen Writer
  • Screen Actor
  • Screen Director
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CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media

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Course overview

Course overview

Elevate your creative practice and gain a range of fundamental filmmaking skills with this intermediate-level course. This course is designed for cross-disciplinary artists, performers, and storytellers looking to explore and experiment with cinematic storytelling techniques.

The creative arts industry plays an important role in Australia's economy. According to the Australian Government's MySkills service, it contributes over $10 billion to the our economy and employs nearly 100,000 people. The emergence of new technologies and wide range of job prospects available mean this is an exciting industry to be a part of.

This course has been designed to be creatively and personally empowering with self-devised projects and outcomes tailored to meet your individual needs. Led by industry experts, this immersive and hands-on course will give you valuable screen production skills in camera operation, lighting, sound recording and editing. You'll also have the opportunity to design and produce your own short screen productions.

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills to work in the screen and media industry across a range of areas including screen writing, production, producing, directing, or acting.

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
BSBCRT501
Originate and develop concepts
CUAIND502
Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR505
Establish and maintain safe creative practice

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CUAANM402
Create digital visual effects
CUACAM401
Shoot a wide range of screen content
CUADRT501
Direct rehearsals of performers
CUADRT502
Direct performers for screen productions
CUALGT402
Implement lighting designs
CUAPOS501
Edit complex screen productions
CUAPPM407
Create storyboards
CUAPPM411
Compile production schedules
CUAPPR405
Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
CUAPPR502
Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUASOU410
Record sound on location
CUAWRT502
Develop storylines and treatments

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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • 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 amount you need to pay when you enrol. This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $15,514 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

  • 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.

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.

It is highly recommended that you purchase a TAFE QLD Crew Shirt for wearing on shoot. The purchase of this shirt will incur an additional cost of approximately $20. For Workplace, Health and Safety reasons, closed in shoes must be worn for indoor and outdoor shoots.

You will also require access to personal stationery (notebook, pen, pencil), headphones and an external hard drive (500 GB minimum), which may also incur additional costs.

Need to know

Attendance at all classes is a requirement to successfully complete this program.

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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 may 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