C5361 - Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media)

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Plan: C5361 - Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive 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 (Interactive Media)
Qualification national code: CUA51015
Nominal hours: 800
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

This program will give you the framework and foundation skills to work in the interactive media industry. The program provides you with the broad base of skills necessary to develop a career within art, design, screen and media. The program provides a creative and supportive environment of artistic and technical investigation, while maintaining active links with graduates and industry.

The areas you will study in the Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media) include:

  • Digital imaging and graphic design
  • 2D and 3D animation design
  • Motion design, compositing and visual effects
  • Interactive, web and games design theory and practice
  • Cinema language theory and practice
  • Concept development and previsualisation
  • Sound Design

Our graduates are multi-skilled and trained to develop both technical and conceptual skills, greatly increasing their employment prospects. Whilst many work for traditional media production companies, others start successful freelance practices through industry networks created during their studies. Graduates enter the industry at various levels, working in roles that utilise skills such as graphic design, 2D and 3D animation design, interactive, web and games design, media/project production, art direction and sound design. Other graduates have built careers in teaching and research.

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Articulation and pathways

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

When you successfully complete this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media).

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Entrance requirements

Local Applicants
Entrance requirements:  Current Yr 12 students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification)

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites

Selection Tasks:
All applicants (excepting current Y12 students), must submit a VTAC Personal Statement or direct applicant statement and include their reasons for wanting to study the course. Applicants should also detail any work experience when completing a VTAC Personal Statement or direct applicant statement. 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)

Refer to: 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 Interactive Media. However, this program is strongly supported by representatives from key industry areas. Course content and assessment is informed by industry through the Program Advisory Committee. The teachers in the program are all practitioners with current knowledge of trends and work practices. The industry experience you gain through your study will help you to establish industry links, in a range of areas across the interactive 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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