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  • CUA51020
  • 107862J

Diploma of Screen and Media - Directing

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
  • Assistant Film Producer
  • Lighting Designer (Production)
  • Editor
  • Master Control Opertor
  • Director of Photography
  • Director (Film and Television)
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media - Directing

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Course overview

Course overview

Elevate your creative practice and gain a range of fundamental filmmaking skills with this advanced qualification. 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. 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 directing, 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 11 elective units from the list below. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CUAIND412
Provide freelance services
CUAIND512
Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR411
Realise a creative project
CUAPPR515
Establish and maintain safe creative practice
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCRT413
Collaborate in creative processes
CUACAM411
Shoot different screen content
CUADRT411
Direct television programs and segments
CUADRT511
Direct rehearsals of performers
CUADRT512
Direct performers for screen productions
CUAPOS411
Edit digital content for fast turnaround
CUAPOS511
Edit complex media productions
CUAPPM417
Create storyboards
CUAPPR415
Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
CUASOU410
Record sound on location
CUAWRT512
Develop storylines and treatments

Note: For some courses, 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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • 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 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 - $16,221 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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Money IconPayment plan

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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Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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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;
  • non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

You must also:

  • have sound literacy and numeracy skills; and
  • sound computer skills.

 

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 - view 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. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place. TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

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.

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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Get started with TAFE Queensland

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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland