C5350 - Diploma of Screen and Media

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Plan: C5350 - 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: CUA51015
Nominal hours: 713
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year, full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
CRICOS code: 094339F

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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 screen and digital media content production industries. 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 screen and digital media content production industries.

The program is designed to give you a broad understanding of the technical and practical requirements of these industries and to help you gain the valuable skills and knowledge in the key areas of concept development, storytelling, pre-production, production and post-production for digital media productions.

The areas or learning you will undertake include:

  • Camera and multi-camera
  • Social media
  • Pre-production 
  • Production
  • Post-production
  • Screenwriting
  • Sound recording
  • Visual effects
  • Work health and safety
  • Industry knowledge

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


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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements allow you to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. If you graduate from an RMIT University program you can apply for advanced standing in a higher level RMIT program.

Pathways refer to related programs that you may be eligible for when you graduate from your current program.

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

  • CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and 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 an online 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 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 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

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled at RMIT University you can use all the services provided by the Library. These include study spaces, books, journals and course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, and newspapers. You can also request items from any library in the world through our document delivery service.

RMIT Library staff can show you how to find the information you need for your assignments and how to make the most of the library resources. You can speak to a librarian, work through web-based tutorials or use our online “Ask a Librarian” service. 

All students have unlimited access to our specialist electronic resources. These include e-books, e-journals and newspapers to make it easier for you to get the information you need, when you need it.  Our collections are continually updated to ensure the currency and accuracy of the resources you use.

Computers are available at every Library site. You can access the Internet, myRMIT and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.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.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides resources and opportunities to help you to achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online for:

  • 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
  • participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance


We offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  The Ngarara Willim Centre offers ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs.

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

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