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Screen and Media

Advanced Diploma of

Code: CUA60615 Cricos: 092778K
Our courses are being delivered online
TAFEs are recognised as essential services by the Victorian Government and are continuing to operate.

In response to the current coronavirus restrictions, Melbourne Polytechnic is transitioning its more than 240 courses to remote and flexible learning. This means students will not be required on campus at this stage unless notified by their teacher.

Overview

Campus

Collingwood

Campus

Collingwood

Duration

12 months full time

Duration

12 months full time

Requirements
Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Interview.

Next Intake

February

Next Intake

February

Join a booming creative industry

Video now accounts for almost 80% of the internet and the skills to create digital content are highly sought after within Australia’s $43.7 billion media industry. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media builds on the skills and theory learned in our Certificate IV in Screen and Media to teach you the practical skills to develop your craft in the world of digital television, film and video production to a professional level.

Focus on learning world-class production skills

This qualification will expand and enrich your screen and media skills through hands-on learning. You’ll be taught by film and television industry professionals in world-class production and studio facilities, including 4K-capable computer labs and editing suites, sound recording booths, industry-standard camera and lighting equipment and a state-of-the-art TV studio. You’ll work with Melbourne Polytechnic’s industry partners and get involved with real TV shows and films broadcast on community TV and our own online TV platform. Learn all aspects of single camera production, including audio, videography and post-production skills, including broadcast workflows, and enter the industry with a set of skills in high demand. Our Screen and Media programs have an excellent reputation within the industry, and Melbourne Polytechnic teachers frequently connect students with employment opportunities with major TV networks, production houses and media agencies.

Get ahead in a competitive industry

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media will teach you the skills you need to thrive in the competitive media industry. We’ll help you prepare your professional resume and create a compelling portfolio and showreel to land an industry job. After you graduate from this course, you might find work in corporate video production houses, advertising agencies, government organisations, private industry, the film industry or TV broadcasting.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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

Pathways

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

Akolda Bil

"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

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.

Units of Study

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

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $9550 $15350
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $9800 $15600
Per year $16052
Per semester $8026

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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

There are no specific prerequisites for entry, the course is generally available to students who have completed the Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41215 or Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015, or applicants who are able to demonstrate substantial industry experience.
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.

Next Steps

Melbourne Polytechnic is committed to providing transparency to the admissions process. In line with this commitment, we provide you with information that will help in making informed choices about your future studies.

Find out more about Melbourne Polytechnic’s commitment to admissions transparency.

Applicants for this course will need to have met the academic requirements. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

You may also be required to attend an interview to discuss your career plans, aptitude and understanding of your chosen course of study and the requirements of tertiary study. (This may be conducted face-to-face or by through a video conference call using Skype or other application).

During your interview, you may be asked to provide:

  • Your CV outlining your relevant work and life skills and experience
  • Any letters of reference from employers
  • Documents relating to prior study including course transcripts and subject outlines from other Higher Education Providers if you wish to apply for credit
  • To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an interview and folio presentation with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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