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This creative career pathway begins with the Diploma of Screen and Media - Interactive Media providing you with advanced skills and exploration of the creative and technical practices required for producing engaging media content. This Diploma will enable you to seek a career in interactive media, web design, content management, animation or visual effects, mobile application and interface design. Gain knowledge in animation, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Web Frameworks, effects, mobile devices and new technologies.

Upon completion of this Diploma you also gain entry into the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design.

The Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design focuses on the design and creation of games and interactive digital media. This will include the skills and knowledge required to work in either a technical or creative role. Students will develop an understanding of the game design and production process from concept development and idea generation through to the production methodologies that are applied in today's leading game studios. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 3 years

Course details

07 5581 8300

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Blake Houlihan

State of the art equipment channels creative expression

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has provided me with so many opportunities to build my portfolio and kick start my career. It has allowed me to express my creative desires and see them form into a polished product through the guidance of my instructors and state of the art equipment.

Blake Houlihan
Diploma of Screen and Media

Multi-million dollar Creative hub

This location is the quintessential home for the creators, innovators, entertainers and movie makers. This $26 million state-of-the-art facility offers the best possible creative learning experience in the region. State-of-the-art technologies such as sound recording and music rehearsal studios, digital video and editing suites and 3D motion capture and production control facilities.

Learn more about TAFE Queensland's Coomera Campus

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Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Coomera 1 Feb 2018 Full time Classroom

Entry requirements

Diploma
The following entry requirements are historically indicative of a successful application thus demonstrating the applicant's ability to cope with the program workload:

  • Completion of Year 12.
  • All applicants (direct entry or applying through QTAC) must provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate.  Applicants that are not able to produce a copy of this document are required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) test before enrolment.
  • Mature aged students who are unable to provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate must submit a detailed work history or resume prior to enrolment and complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) test.
  • Students under 18 years of age by application.

Basic computer skills should include:

  • A reasonable working knowledge of a personal computer running Windows and/or MAC operating system
  • File management
    • Ability to logically organise files in directories
    • File creation, saving and version control
    • Utilisation of internal and external storage devices
  • Internet skills including searching, emailing, opening and saving of attachments
  • Basic word processing
  • Application help menu utilisation

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For RPL enquiries please contact the RPL Team at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au

Bachelor
Successful completion of:

  • CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media - Interactive Media
  • CUF50207 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media

These diplomas award a full year's credit towards this degree.

If you believe you are eligible to apply for the second year of this degree Apply Now at the University of Canberra website.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

Diploma
Students are required to purchase the following resources (teachers will provide details including suitable models and suppliers for each listed item during relevant class times):

  • 1 x 1TB external hard drive to store/backup all class project files and learning resources (approximately $200)
  • Personal stationery
  • Textbook: ‘Producing Videos: A Complete Guide’ by Martha Mollison 3rd Edition. ISBN 9781742370569 (approximately $50).  This is not compulsory but is highly recommended.
  • Various industry memberships will be recommended

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will provide access to:

  • Photocopier (pay per use)
  • Learning environment - classrooms, editing suites, drawing rooms, studio space, tables, chairs, whiteboards, overhead projectors, video and still camera equipment, audio recording equipment, backdrops, variety of camera mounting systems
  • Library reference material

It is recommended that students 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Bachelor
It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access the University of Canberra’s online learning system CANVAS 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

Diploma
Full-time classes are held on Thursday and Friday from 8.00am-5.15pm for 12 months at Coomera. Timetable subject to change.

A combination of face-to-face and tutorial sessions is offered at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast as delivery techniques for theory and practical sessions involving small groups and individual activities. Where possible, sessions are conducted within a simulated workplace environment. The computer labs are equipped with Apple Workstations, Windows and Dell Precision Workstations.

The notional duration of the course in hours is:

  • Supervised: 640 hours in the classroom (applied learning – demonstration and application, activities, collaborative projects, group discussion)
  • Non-supervised: 560 hours out of classroom (content exploration and meaning – lecture screencast and videos, YouTube videos, Wikipedia articles and websites)
  • Volume of learning: 1200 hours

This course is Austudy approved for full-time study.

Bachelor

  • Full-time classes are held over 2 years at Coomera.
  • On average 8 hours on campus contact per week.
  • Two hour lecture combined with 2 hour on-campus tutorial, per unit.

You can access your timetable on the University of Canberra website (Select Current Students > Queensland Students > Timetable > Gold Coast)

Timetables are subject to change.

Units

To achieve the Diploma of Screen and Media - Interactive Media a total of 15 units must be completed which include 3 core and 12 electives.

Year 1 - Semester 1 - CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media - Interactive Media - TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPPM407 Create storyboards Elective
CUADIG403 Create user interfaces Elective
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Core
CUADIG507 Design digital simulations Elective
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations Elective
CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments Elective
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2 - CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media - Interactive Media - TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge Core
CUADIG504 Design games Elective
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
CUADIG404 Apply scripting language in authoring Elective
CUADIG501 Coordinate the testing of interactive media products Elective
CUADIG506 Design interaction Elective
ICTWEB505 Develop complex web page layouts Elective
Year 2 - Semester 1 - 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
9701 Creative Life Core
9702 Creative Project 1 Core
9745 3D Graphics Core
9751 History, Culture and Foundation of Games Core
Year 2 - Semester 2 - 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
9703 Creative Project 2 Core
9752 Introduction to Computer Programming Core
9747 Advanced Real Time Production Core
9754 Introduction to Games Production Core
Year 3 - Semester 1 - 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
9700 Creative Career Core
9704 Creative Project 3 Core
9744 3D Character Animation Core
7879 Cross-Media Production Core
Year 3 - Semester 2 - 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
9705 Creative Project 4 Core
9707 Marketing and Innovation Core
9750 Experimental Games Design Core
9755 Virtual Environments Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Costs

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media) Full Fee: $12,010 TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you.
If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300.
307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design *Annual Indicative Cost: $6,349 (TBC) HECS-HELP loan
Commonwealth Supported Place

*Annual indicative cost for 2017 is based on the cost of two full time semesters.

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media)

VET STUDENT LOAN
A VET Student Loan is a loan from the Australian Government that helps students pay for their education and training.

  • To access the Fee Schedule click here.
  • Read here for further information about VET Student Loans.
  • VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements.
  • VET Student Loans give rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

PAYMENT PLAN
If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design

Annual Indicative Cost
The Annual Indicative cost is the fee that applies to a standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points.

This is a Commonwealth Supported Place and you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

STUDY NOW, PAY LATER
HECS-HELP is an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that helps you pay for higher education qualifications, such as associate degrees or bachelor degrees.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for HECS-HELP if you:

  • are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa
  • are enrolled in an associate degree or above on, or before the census date
  • have not exceeded the HECS-HELP limit
  • have an Australian Tax File Number (TFN) or Certificate of Application for a TFN.

More information about HECS-HELP visit  Study Assist

COMMONWEALTH SUPPORTED PLACE
The Australian Government subsidises some students' university fees, which makes the cost for those students much lower.  If you receive the subsidised fee rate you are known as a Commonwealth Supported Student (CSS), or as holding a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

SCHOLARSHIPS
The University of Canberra offer a wide range of undergraduate scholarships to suit different needs, situations and study interests. They have scholarships available in Semester One and Semester Two of each year. Scholarships can be applied for by both new and continuing students up until census date of each semester.

To enquire about or apply for a scholarship, please follow this link: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/scholarships-and-financial-support

Additional costs

All students studying a Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design are required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services on-campus.

Outcome

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design

Alumni connections
When you complete your studies at TAFE Queensland and graduate with a University of Canberra degree you automatically become part of our dynamic, inspiring and talented alumni community. As an alumnus, you can access the range of benefits and services that TAFE Queensland and the University of Canberra alumni office provides, including lifelong learning, personal and professional development, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Experience the benefits of dual alumni communities.

Job prospects

  • 3D Modeller/Environment Artist
  • Games/Interactive Media Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Game Tester
  • Web Designer
  • Simulation Developer/Designer
  • Game Artist
  • Studio Production Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Animator/Character Animator
  • Animator
  • Game Reviewer
  • App Developer
  • Games/Interactive Media Designer
  • Screen and Media Artist/Visual Effects Artist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Visual Communication Designer

Blake Houlihan

State of the art equipment channels creative expression

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has provided me with so many opportunities to build my portfolio and kick start my career. It has allowed me to express my creative desires and see them form into a polished product through the guidance of my instructors and state of the art equipment.

Blake Houlihan
Diploma of Screen and Media

Enrol now

Are you ready to enrol?

You're ready if you've:

  • Checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • Checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • Checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy

All done? Then you're ready to apply

If you are applying for first year, apply through QTAC using the below QTAC code

If you are applying for second year, you can apply directly.

All done? You're ready to enrol

Apply through QTAC

QTAC code:526231

Applying through QTAC is easy!

  • Simply visit the QTAC website
  • Fill in your personal details
  • Enter the QTAC Code 526231 for TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast.

Credit and Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

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.

More about Credit and RPL

Orientation

Wednesday 24 January 2018 (time to be confirmed) at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, 198 Foxwell Road, Coomera.

GOT A QUESTION?

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Note: 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 enrolments.

Last updated on 16 October 2017

Talk to us

07 5581 8300

Industry endorsed

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available

Study with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast and secure your opportunity to be a part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. TAFE Queensland is the Training Partner for the Games providing students with the opportunity to take part in presentations, industry projects, Games related events and exclusive volunteering opportunities. Enrol Now!