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

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.

The following articulation agreements are currently being reviewed:

Program CodeProgram TitleAmount of Credit Granted
BP221Bachelor of Communication (Media)144 credit points
equivalent to 1.5 years
BP309Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)96 credit points
equivalent to 1 year

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 related programs at RMIT University. This eligibility is subject to each program's entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or
  • RMIT Foundation Studies program, or
  • Recognised post-secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline.

It is usual for a student who has completed a Diploma of Screen and Media to continue their studies in the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media.

Applicants with post-secondary work experience in this field will also be considered.

Please refer to the VTAC guide 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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