Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media - Film and Television
Having gained some fundamental skills through early study or industry experience, your next logical step toward a fulfilling career in film and television production is the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media – Film and Television.
With an emphasis on conceptual, creative and technical production techniques and processes, the course offers a rounded array of study areas, including producing, production planning, advanced cinematography, editing, post-production and visual effects, colour grading, scriptwriting, development and interpretation, and directing.
You’ll also benefit from invaluable real-world experience in a broad range of production industry operations, offering hands-on training using the latest screen technologies.
Set your sights on a career in the screen and media industries, with advanced knowledge and skills providing the confidence and capability required to stand out.
1 year full-time
Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates
VTAC course codes
Animation (fee type determined by provider)
Film and Television
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
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Student work: Screen and Media - Film and Television
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
Major study areas focus on producing, production planning, advanced cinematography, editing, post-production and visual effects, colour grading, scriptwriting, development and interpretation, directing cast and crew. Students at this level will be able to develop productions independently, collaborate with others, focus on a chosen area of interest and manage projects from conception to completion. The course is designed to equip students with a combination of practical skills, critical thinking skills and cultural and work ready attributes to prepare them for a career in the screen and media industries. The course is committed to providing students with immersive real-world industry experiences and work ready focused learning. Dependent on COVID-19 impacts, the course provides students industry collaboration opportunities with hands-on training using the latest screen technologies and best practice approach to a broad range of creative media production industry operations.
Year 12 applicants will typically apply for the Diploma of Screen and Media - Film and Television, structured to provide students with basic knowledge of screen and media production, and then progress to the Advanced Diploma, designed to further develop and refine one's knowledge and skills in the following key areas: cinematography; producing and production planning; editing and post-production; colour grading; script writing and development; directing and industry engagement activities.
To engage fully in your studies, you are required to purchase or access the following equipment and technologies.
- Headphone with microphone
- Camera through a computer connected to the internet to use “Collaborate Ultra” within the CANVAS Learning Management System
- Internet access
- External Hard Drive (1TB minimum)
Units of study
Work professionally in the creative arts industry (CUAIND611)
Design specifications for animation and digital visual effects (CUAANM513)
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
A VET Student Loan is available for this course – allowing you to defer part of your fees if you're eligible.
The maximum VET Student Loan amount for this course is $16,788. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.
Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media - Film and Television
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|For students who are not granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||For students who are granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do not receive a VET Student Loan||$18,690||$12,200||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do receive a VET Student Loan||$1,902||Fully Covered||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you’re eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 1,010.
- preproduction for screen and media, concept development and script writing
- stages of production in the screen and media industry including WH&S industry practices
- sound knowledge of HD camera and related equipment
- sound production and sound recording
- video recording and editing.