Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

CRICOS Code: 093660E
National Code: CUA60615

Description

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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42 weeks
2
36 weeks

Locations

    • Students interested in the Screen & Media course will have the option of choosing 1 of 3 streams:Film and TV Stream, Computer Generated Imaging & Visual Effects (CGI & VFX) or Game Art stream.

      Film and TV Stream
      The Film and Television stream equips students with comprehensive production and post-production skills required in today's screen industry. Our training focuses on specific crew roles for on-set and location-based productions via current industry practices, which include:
      Pre-production: management including budgeting and scheduling, contracts and location management
      Production: including creative and technical skilling across several roles such as camera, lighting and sound recording
      Post-production: editing including technical and creative skills regarding telling the story with images and sound design, editing and mixing.

      Computer Generated Imaging & Visual Effects Stream (CGI & VFX)
      This stream is for students that want to excel in the field of visual effects and 3D computer animation for television and cinema. It is essentially two courses rolled into one: TV production and 3D computer animation (incorporating Visual Effects). Students are taught the practical and theoretical aspects of the movie and television making process so that they understand where computer-generated imagery fits in the workflow of a production. With a hands-on practical approach by our passionate teaching staff, students get to use industry-standard 2D and 3D software and broadcast-standard hardware.

      Game Art Stream
      As a game art student you will learn the skills required of artists in game development. Game artists are chiefly modellers and texturers but also have a broad knowledge of the game development process. This course puts particular emphasis on modelling, texturing, concept development and drawing. Students develop skills and knowledge in these key areas as well as project management, team work, simulations industry and a variety of delivery platforms.

      *The 3 streams are very different, therefore students cannot swap from a diploma of one stream into the advanced diploma of another stream. Students will need to list their preferred preference when applying to TAFE SA.
    • Students would typically complete a package of courses, made up of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (2 semesters) and the Diploma of Screen and Media (2 semesters) for a total duration of 2 academic years (4 semesters). The cost of this package of courses is $27400.
  • These course fees are for international students only.

    Duration
    Tuition Fees
    Incidental Fees
    Semester 1
    AUD $6850
    -
    Semester 2
    AUD $6850
    -
    Fee Totals
    AUD $13700
    -
    Total Course Cost
    AUD $13700

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Students Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Engage in the business of creative practice 70
    Establish and maintain safe creative practice 30
    Evolve ideas for professional creative work 50

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Audition and select performers 50
    Collaborate with editors during post-production 50
    Create digital visual effects 70
    Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment 50
    Design digital simulations 50
    Design games 30
    Design interaction 40
    Develop lighting designs 30
    Develop sound designs 50
    Develop storylines and treatments 50
    Direct cinematography for screen productions 50
    Direct performers for screen productions 50
    Direct rehearsals of performers 50
    Direct screen production crews 50
    Direct the integration of projects 70
    Edit complex screen productions 50
    Edit scripts 50
    Establish the creative vision for screen productions 50
    Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level 80
    Implement design solutions 60
    Manage design realisation 50
    Manage locations for film and media productions 40
    Perform primary and secondary colour correction 60
    Plan and manage film and media pre-production 30
    Realise production designs 100
    Realise productions 250
    Work professionally in the creative arts industry 70
    Write persuasive copy 50
    Write scripts 50
  • Employment Outcomes

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA60615)

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen)
    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design)
    Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Bachelor of Media
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Marketing)
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Journalism)
    Bachelor of Media Arts
  • Packaged University Offer

    This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. The University program(s) for this course: Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) at Flinders University.

    This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.

    The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

    • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs
    • Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
    • Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
    • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
    • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

    See relevant Credit Transfer details below.

  • The city created for students

    You will never find another city like Adelaide. With welcoming locals, it is the perfect place for you to study, live and enjoy.

    Affordable living
    A student city

    A student city

    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.

    Safe

    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Safe
    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally
    Delicious!

    Delicious!

    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around
    Festivals

    Festivals

    Adelaide is known for its festivals, which are famous around the world. WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and Cabaret Festival are just some of the international arts and music festivals that keep the city buzzing

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study

    Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. In 2014, Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel book ranked Adelaide in the global top ten. For the last four years Adelaide has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

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