AD017 - Associate Degree in Screen and Media Production

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Plan: AD017 - Associate Degree in Screen and Media Production
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Associate Degree in Screen and Media Production
Award abbreviation: AssocDegScr&MediaProd
Total credit points: 192
Career: UGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345T)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 100799
CRICOS code: 078871G

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Purpose of the Program

The Associate Degree in Screen and Media Production program will equip you with the broad knowledge and skills you need to maximise your opportunity to follow a career within mainstream industry or within a specialised niche businesses. You will prepare to undertake production projects, assist others in productions, and work as part of a production team.

On successful completion of the program, you will have gained the essential knowledge and skills to enable you to work as a paraprofessional in a creative, freelance or in-house capacity within the film, television or online media industry, or in a production or organization role within the corporate, educational, cultural, government or non-government organisation sectors where practical media skills and knowledge are required.

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills across varied genres and formats of screen-based media production, bringing flexibility, initiative and creative problem-solving to your work. You will be capable of working within a changing and challenging environment, with awareness of emerging production trends, practical skills in relevant technologies, experience of diverse and collaborative projects, and an ability to gather information on audience and market expectations and trends.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit arrangements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for a higher level qualification. The statement(s) below provide you with information about credit arrangements with this program.

The following credit arrangements are in place:

HE Program CodeProgram TitleAmount of credit grantedEntry RequirementDuration of program after credit (cp and equivalent years)
BP221Bachelor of Communication (Media)144 credit points equivalent to 1.5 yearsMinimum GPA of 3 
Less than GPA of 3 may still apply and will be given a guaranteed interview
144 credit points equivalent to 1.5 years

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in RMIT University programs, including Bachelor of Communication (Media), subject to the program's entry requirements (see table above).

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program, or a recognised post secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline. Applicants with post secondary work experience in this field will also be considered.

VCE prerequisites: Year 12 Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

Selection task (note: mid-year intake only): Applicants completed Year 12 or equivalent more than 6 months before commencing proposed study must include a statement that outlines reasons for wanting to study this program and details of any related work or voluntary experience in the application. Applications without the required statement may be considered on the basis off academic achievement (e.g. ATAR).

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 550 (TWE 4.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 19 in all sections)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Please check VTAC Guide and/or RMIT website for additional information and details.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program has strong industry support and links with a wide range of organisations and associations including; Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA), The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), Film Victoria, The Victorian Department of Business and Innovation, The Victoria Police Film and Television Office, and the Australian Copyright Council


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

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Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
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Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
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