C6151 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

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Plan: C6151 - Advanced 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: Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
Qualification national code: CUA60615
Nominal hours: 980
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: 094340B

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Purpose of the Program

The objectives of this program are to build on knowledge and skills that you have obtained through completing relevant work experience or through completing the Diploma of Screen and Media.  You will develop broad skills and knowledge while also gaining the expertise to specialise in different areas. On successful completion of this program you will be able to undertake roles that require you to analyse, design and execute judgements across the wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial areas in the film, television and digital media industries. You will develop skills which allow you to work effectively as part of a team and also the skills to lead and manage a team.

You will undertake advanced learning in the following areas, which will assist with your transition into the world of screen content production.

  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Production design
  • Script writing
  • Social media
  • Preproduction
  • Production
  • Post-production 
  • Visual effects
  • Social media
  • Industry knowledge.

The program focuses on skills deepening to provide you with all the practical and theoretical knowledge required to transition into the local and overseas screen content industry

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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 following credit arrangements are in place:

HE Program CodeProgram TitleAmount of credit grantedEntry requirementDuration of program after credit (credit points and equivalent years)
BP203Bachelor of Design (AIM) Currently there is no credit arrangement from Vocational Education programs, however, students from C6151 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen Plan) or C6151IM Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Plan) are encouraged to apply directly to the Bachelor of Design (Animation and Interactive Media) program, and would be considered for credit or RPL on a case by case basis. 
BP221 Bachelor of Communication (Media)144 credit points equivalent to 1.5 yearsMinimum GPA of 3 will be given guaranteed entry.
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 Design (AIM) and 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) https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

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Entrance requirements

Entry requirements:  Current Year 12 students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 50% average.

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Selection Tasks 

Pre-selection Kit: All applicants must complete and submit the Screen and Media information kit. Some applicants will be required to attend an interview in order to obtain a better understanding of their background and their potential to succeed in the program. Alternative arrangements may be made for overseas/interstate applicants.

Interview: Some applicants will be required to attend an interview in order to obtain a better understanding of their background and their potential to succeed in the program.  Alternative arrangements may be made for overseas/interstate applicants.

International English language requirements:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 530 (TWE 3.5)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 71 (with minimum of 17 in all sections)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.
Refer to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/

Please refer to the VTAC guide and/or RMIT website for additional information.

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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 Advanced 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 industry sectors. All course delivery and assessment is informed by industry through the Program Advisory Committee.

Over the last 5 years, graduates of the program have gained employment in all areas of the television, film and screen content industries and are successfully working throughout Australia and Asia.



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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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