C5216 - Diploma of Screen and Media

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Plan: C5216 - Diploma of Screen and Media
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: Diploma of Screen and Media
Qualification national code: CUF50107
Nominal hours: 670
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: City
Owning school: Media and Communication (345T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
CRICOS code: 065160B

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Purpose of the Program

The objectives of this program are to give you the fundamental skills and knowledge to undertake a combination of varied roles within the film and television production industry. On successful completion of this program you will possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and be able to use a range of specialised, technical or managerial skills to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of yourself and/or a team in the film, television, radio and digital media industries.

The program is designed to give you a broad understanding of the technical and practical requirements of the industry and to help you gain the valuable skills and knowledge related to the screen industry in the key areas of concept development, storytelling, pre-production, production and post-production for single camera and multi-camera productions.

The areas or learning you will undertake include:

  • Camera and multi-camera
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Production management
  • Post-production
  • Screenwriting
  • Sound recording
  • Visual effects

The emphasis is on innovative program content, high production values, teamwork, professionalism and industry knowledge. This program is designed to prepare you for entry level positions within the Australian film and television industry or as independent industry professionals.


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Articulation and pathways

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

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Screen and Media you may be eligible to undertake further studies in:

  • CUF60107 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
  • AD017 Associate Degree in Screen and Media
  • BP221 Bachelor of Communication (Media)
  • BP309 Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)
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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:  There are no minimum requirements.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites

Selection Tasks
All applicants (VTAC and direct) must complete and submit a pre-selection kit. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Please refer to the VTAC guide for additional information.


International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 530 (TWE 3.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 71 with minimum of 17 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 42 (no band less than 36)

Additional information can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in  Diploma of Screen and Media. However, the Diploma of Screen and Media is informed by and strongly connected with industry. It has been developed with the support and input of people working across the industry. All course delivery and assessment is informed by industry through the Program Advisory Committee.

The industry experience you gain through your study, will help you to establish industry links in a range of areas across the screen and media industry.

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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 will relate to the purchase of flash storage, hard drive storage ($200-$400 approx) and backup storage, production costs, consumables such as textbooks, stationery, 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

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive
services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books,
journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and
e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any
library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the
Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/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.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated
courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your
learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences
    if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form
    of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well
    as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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