Courses

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital Content Creation)

Digital content is a highly sought after skill, and the creation of video content holds a critical place in our visual landscape. 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.

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Gain practical industry skills

Expand and enrich your current skills in our world-class production and studio facilities and state-of-the-art TV studio.

Learning is hands-on and you will write, produce, film and post-produce a plethora of digital video content. Over the course of the year, you will be involved in making real TV shows and films that are broadcast on community TV and Melbourne Polytechnic’s own WebTV station.

You will gain experience in camera and sound recording, and computer-based workflows. Learn all the aspects of single cam production so you can shoot stories in the field.

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 (otherwise you must have solid industry experience or hold an equivalent qualification). 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:

  • industry standard TV studio
  • Mac Computer Labs
  • certified AVID instructors
  • private editing suites
  • 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.

Assessment

  • observation of performance and actions
  • direct questioning and verbal interaction
  • written tests and assignments
  • analysis of finished video productions

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For further information on our popular Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with a focus on Digital Content Creation, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

CUA60615

VTAC Code

Television Production: Collingwood 6900868784, Screen and Media: 6900868784

Campuses

COLLINGWOOD

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$7950
Ineligible:$13500

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 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, 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 and industry experience
  • interview on entry - book here
  • attend an Information Night Note: this is not a pre-requisite for entry

Pathways to further study

Ask us about further vocational training or higher education from this qualification - for example, at Deakin University

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

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 recognised equivalency

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, 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

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6825
  • Tuition fees per year: $13650
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Pathways to further study

Ask us about further vocational training or higher education from this qualification - for example, at Deakin University

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 Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

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
CUABRT403 Ensure quality of broadcast output 100
CUACAM601 Direct cinematography for screen productions 50
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
CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions 50
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work 80
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
CUASMT503 Develop and maintain production documents 100
CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments 50
CUAWRT601 Write scripts 50

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.