INTERNATIONAL

Diploma of Screen and Media

CRICOS Code: 093659J
National Code: CUA51015


Description

Gain specialist knowledge and hands-on experience that can lead you to an exciting career in film, television, journalism, radio or the games industry.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
Print Course Page
52 weeks
2
36 weeks
Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours per Week
Commences

Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

Course Notes

  • 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.

    Campus: Adelaide City Arts (AC Arts)
    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 Diploma of Screen and Media (2 semesters) and the Advanced 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 $27800.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $6950
Total course cost ( 52 weeks)
AUD $13900
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $13900

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.

  • 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

    Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015)
    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 12 elective units.

    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
  • 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
    Establish and maintain safe creative practice 30
    Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge 50
    Originate and develop concepts 30

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games 30
    Compile production schedules 40
    Create 3D digital animations 75
    Create 3D digital environments 30
    Create 3D digital models 75
    Create advanced 3D digital models 50
    Create digital visual effects 70
    Create observational drawings 50
    Create storyboards 40
    Create titles for screen productions 30
    Design and apply simple textures to digital art 50
    Design and manipulate complex layouts 65
    Design animation and digital visual effects 80
    Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work 60
    Develop and extend design skills and practice 30
    Devise camera coverage 50
    Direct television programs and segments 40
    Edit complex screen productions 50
    Edit screen content for fast turnaround 30
    Edit sound 65
    Establish networks 35
    Extend expertise in specialist creative fields 45
    Implement lighting designs 50
    Interpret and respond to a design brief 20
    Record sound on location 35
    Refine drawing techniques 80
    Shoot a wide range of screen content 70
    Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions 20
    Undertake project work 60
    Write extended stories 40
  • 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 Media
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Journalism)
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Marketing)
    Bachelor of Design (Illustration and Animation)
    Bachelor of Creative Arts
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