Courses

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

CUA60615

If you’re interested in the media industry and are keen to get your foot in the door, then enrol in our Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CUA60615.

Gain practical industry skills

Expand and enrich your current skills in our professional television studio facilities and with our state-of-the-art camera, lighting and editing equipment.

Learning is hands-on and you will write, produce, direct, and post-produce a broad range of digital video content. Over the course of the year, you will be involved in the creation of your own web series pilot episode and team up with the others for the filming of the full selected series – a great way to learn all the aspects of what goes into the creation of great digital content that will be broadcast on the internet for all to see. In the past few years our students’ web series have been accepted into international film festivals!

You will gain valuable knowledge and experience in screenwriting, production management, cinematography, production design, directing and post production and end up with an impressive portfolio to land your first professional job. Get job-ready so that you can thrive in this competitive industry.

You’ll also learn the stages of TV and digital film production, network and create a compelling portfolio to land your first professional job. Get job-ready to get ahead in this competitive industry.

Industry connections and resources

Learn from those in the know – our teachers are TV and film industry professionals, keen to pass on their knowledge and insights to you.

Build upon the skills you acquired in our Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41215. The Certificate IV focuses on the knowledge and development of skills and processes, whereas this course emphasises the development of craft and professionalism.

Our focus is on getting you job-ready. We’ll teach you what you need to thrive in the industry, promote yourself and prepare your professional resume.

During the course you will have access to:

  • Professional industry-standard TV studio
  • Private 4K editing suite
  • Professional cameras, lighting and sound equipment
  • sound recording booth
  • library
  • wide range of camera and lighting equipment

Employment outcomes

Our Screen and Media programs have an excellent reputation in the industry. Teachers frequently receive calls from major networks, production houses, agencies and TV networks with employment opportunities for students and graduates. As a student at Melbourne Polytechnic, you may also have the opportunity to work on projects with real clients, while continuing your studies.

Local Students

Code

CUA60615

VTAC Code

Collingwood 6900168784

Campuses

Collingwood

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$9550
Ineligible:$15350

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used, including observation of your performance and actions, direct questioning and verbal interaction, written tests and assignments, review of production portfolios and analysis of finished video productions.

Materials

  • we will supply learning materials, books and a personal data storage device
  • it is helpful to own a computer with video editing software to be able to work at home
  • a great range of cameras, lights, edit suites and other filmmaking equipment is readily available
  • there is no materials fee

Entrance Requirements

  • Year 12
  • Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41215 or industry experience
  • complete an interview

Pathways to further study

Ask us about further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.

Career Pathways

When you graduate from this course you will eligible for employment in corporate video production houses, advertising agencies, government organisations, private industry and TV broadcasting

Enrolment Intake

  • February

International Students

Code

CUA60615

CRICOS Code

092778K

Campuses

Collingwood

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $7650
  • Tuition fees per year: $15300
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Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Skype interviews available.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used, including observation of your performance and actions, direct questioning and verbal interaction, written tests and assignments, review of production portfolios and analysis of finished video productions.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Pathways to further study

Ask us about further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.

Career Pathways

When you graduate from this course you will eligible for employment in corporate video production houses, advertising agencies, government organisations, private industry and TV broadcasting

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CUAANM503 DESIGN ANIMATION AND DIGITAL VISUAL EFFECTS 80
CUACAM601 DIRECT CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR SCREEN PRODUCTIONS 50
CUADES502 REALISE PRODUCTION DESIGNS 100
CUADRT502 DIRECT PERFORMERS FOR SCREEN PRODUCTIONS 50
CUADRT601 ESTABLISH THE CREATIVE VISION FOR SCREEN PRODUCTIONS 50
CUADRT603 DIRECT SCREEN PRODUCTION CREWS 50
CUADRT604 DEVISE CAMERA COVERAGE 50
CUADRT605 COLLABORATE WITH EDITORS DURING POST-PRODUCTION 50
CUAPPR505 ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN SAFE CREATIVE PRACTICE 30
CUAPPR603 ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF CREATIVE PRACTICE 70
CUAPPR605 EVOLVE IDEAS FOR PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE WORK 50
CUAPPR606 EXTEND EXPERTISE IN A SPECIALISED ART FORM TO PROFESSIONAL LEVEL 80
CUARES503 ANALYSE CULTURAL HISTORY AND THEORY 70
CUASMT503 DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN PRODUCTION DOCUMENTS 100
CUAWRT502 DEVELOP STORYLINES AND TREATMENTS 50
CUAWRT601 WRITE SCRIPTS 50

Skills Recognition

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6.