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Lights! Camera! Action!

Be a part of the next generation of Australian film makers with this diploma level qualification. This industry-focused course will provide you with the specialised knowledge to operate individually or collaboratively within the film, television and interactive media industry. Technology is redefining the screen and media landscape and you will actively acquire the advanced skills necessary to contribute to this evolving industry sector.

This course gives you advanced skills to work within this creatively challenging sector. You will develop a greater understanding of screen and television production, editing, sound recording, story boarding, story line development, digital simulation and animation, and the testing of interactive media and game design.

TAFE Queensland has a network of leading experts and specialist educators with strong links to industry are ready to launch you into the screen and media world.

This course is conducted at our state-of-the-art Coomera production facility which boasts industry-standard video editing suites, sound recording studios and a Black Box Theatre for video production.

The OptiTrack 3D Motion Capture System and high definition video cameras round out the equipment you will be able to utilise, while Dell Precision and Apple Mac Pro workstations are the perfect places to apply the finishing edit to your film.

Topics include:

  • pre-production
  • production fundamentals
  • lighting
  • 3D fundamentals
  • video editing
  • project management
  • production
  • post-production

Software suites of applications include:

  • Adobe Master Collection
  • Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite

Successful completion of this course will give you the necessary skills to seek employment as a camera operator, sound recordist, video editor, production assistant, independent filmmaker, virtual reality content creator and motion graphic artist. Completion also provides great articulation opportunities into higher education courses including the Bachelor of Media Arts and Production.

The Bachelor of Media Arts and Production will expand on the industry foundations of the Diploma and introduce art and craft of contemporary media production including cinematography, digital film and video production, sound, networked and interactive media, motion graphics and 2D and 3D animation, acquiring the analytic and production skills that inspire and channel your creativity.

Throughout their studies, graduates develop their industry specific skills through this professionally oriented program. They focus on real-world production and collaboration and the emerging area of cross-platform production, where film, documentary, broadcast, networked, social and mobile media are combined in creative products. Course details

Industry endorsed

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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

No matter your question,
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How to enrol

 Tahnee Dunn 

An open learning style that broadens your career horizons

I was really taken by the level of detail and the the number of exciting job opportunities that studying the Diploma of Screen and Media provides. I have long had a passion for script writing, however the example work our teachers provided us with opened my eyes to other areas of interest such as lighting and screenplay. Furthermore, studying alongside like-minded people and the way in which TAFE Gold Coast facilitates a more open style of learning, has broadended my horizons and strengthened my options within the industry.

Tahnee Dunn 
Diploma of Design, Media and Screen

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 29 Jan 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 or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Students under 18 years of age by application only.

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

VET Student Loan (VSL) - All applicants enrolling into this Diploma using the VET Student Loan option must provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate or an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 4 qualification or above issued in Australia.  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.

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 - Film and Television.  This diploma awards 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 978-1742370569 (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 Monday 8.00am-3.00pm, Tuesday 8.00am-3.00pm and Wednesday 9.00am-1.15pm for 12 months at Coomera, A Block, Level 1, Room A.01.039 (Black Box Theatre). 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 (production of your short films, 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.
  • One hour online lecture combined with a 2 hour on-campus tutorial, per unit

 Note: If enrolment numbers are insufficient to run the course at Coomera campus students are expected to attend Southbank campus.

Units

To achieve the Diploma of Screen and 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 - Film and Televsion - TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPPM407 Create storyboards Elective
CUAANM403 Create titles for screen productions Elective
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge Core
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Core
CUAPPM502 Realise productions Elective
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2 - CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media - Film and Televsion - TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPPM411 Compile production schedules Elective
CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments Elective
CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments Elective
CUADRT502 Direct performers for screen productions Elective
CUAPOS401 Edit screen content for fast turnaround Elective
CUALGT402 Implement lighting designs Elective
CUASOU410 Record sound on location Elective
CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content Elective
Year 2 - Semester 1 - 985AA.1 Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
7887 Motion Graphics Core
9291 User Interface and Experience Core
9671 Short Film Production Core
9799 Foundations of Professional Planning Core
Year 2 - Semester 2 - 985AA.1 Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
7886 Sound Design and Production Core
9016 Australian National Cinema Core
9483 Design History Core
9989 Research and Practice Core
Year 3 - Semester 1 - 985AA.1 Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
7879 Cross-Media Production Core
7888 Professional Media Project Core
9020 Communication Evolution Core
9292 Web Design and Production Core
Year 3 - Semester 2 - 985AA.1 Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
7883 Documentary Production Core
8131 Communication Technologies and Change Core
8145 Major Creative Project Core

Disclaimer

Unit offerings may differ for students receiving credit (advanced standing) for this qualification.

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 - Film and Television Full Fee: $12,010 TAFE Queensland Gold Coast 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.
985AA.1 Bachelor of Media Arts and Production *Annual Indicative Cost: $6,561 HECS-HELP loan
Commonwealth Supported Place

*Annual indicative cost for 2018 is based on the cost of two full time semesters.

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Film and Television)

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.

985AA.1 Bachelor of Media Arts and Production

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 Media Arts and Production are required to pay a Student Services 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
985AA.1 Bachelor of Media Arts and Production

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

  • Performing Arts Technician
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Running a Media Company
  • Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • Virtual Reality Content Creator
  • Production Manager
  • Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
  • Making Movies to Music Videos
  • Independent Film Maker
  • Sound Recordist

University pathways

A course with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast can be a great path to university. In many cases, you can save up to one year from your university qualification.

Read our University Pathways guide to learn all about it.

 Tahnee Dunn 

An open learning style that broadens your career horizons

I was really taken by the level of detail and the the number of exciting job opportunities that studying the Diploma of Screen and Media provides. I have long had a passion for script writing, however the example work our teachers provided us with opened my eyes to other areas of interest such as lighting and screenplay. Furthermore, studying alongside like-minded people and the way in which TAFE Gold Coast facilitates a more open style of learning, has broadended my horizons and strengthened my options within the industry.

Tahnee Dunn 
Diploma of Design, Media and Screen

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • 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
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Apply through QTAC

QTAC code:526062

Applying through QTAC is easy!

  • Simply visit the QTAC website
  • Fill in your personal details
  • Enter the QTAC Code 526062 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

Registration will begin at 8.30am for a 9.00am start and conclude at 2.00pm on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at Coomera, A Block, Level 1, Room A.01.053 (Main Auditorium)

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 23 November 2017

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