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.
CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
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.
For nearly 40 years, Metro Arts has been a home for Australian artists — providing a foundation for the development of inventive contemporary arts and performance. Championing all contemporary art forms, the organisation helps to both develop and present local exhibitions and performances.
Robert the Cat (RTC) is a new theatre collective led by experienced teachers and directors working within the acting program at TAFE Queensland. RTC works closely with graduate actors, providing them with a platform to continue their theatre practice and showcase their work as emerging performers in challenging contemporary theatre.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Create digital visual effects|
||Shoot a wide range of screen content|
||Direct rehearsals of performers|
||Direct performers for screen productions|
||Implement lighting designs|
||Edit complex screen productions|
||Compile production schedules|
||Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work|
||Develop own sustainable professional practice|
||Record sound on location|
||Develop storylines and treatments|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
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
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.
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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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
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.
Attendance at all classes is a requirement to successfully complete this program.
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.
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.
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.