C6151 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

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Plan: C6151 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The approach to learning and assessment for this program will include both supervised and non-supervised forms of training delivery. 

Supervised training describes structured learning and assessment activities that are directed by teachers/trainers. These can include: 

  • Work placements which are mandatory requirements of assessment.
  • Structured online learning activities where there is real time access to your teachers/trainers e.g. online lectures, teacher led discussions and online activities which are assessed or monitored by teachers.
  • Face-to-face learning e.g. tutorials, lectures, scheduled classes.
  • Assessment tasks.

The supervised hours in this program are: 799

Non-supervised training describes learner-directed/self-paced learning activities and/or work placements. These can include:

  • Learner directed study activities such as research, reading, investigation, practical and/or theoretical practice tests or assessments. 

The number of non-supervised hours in a program will vary, depending on the learner, but the anticipated non-supervised hours in this program are approximately: 181

Successful completion of this program requires that you are competent in 16 units of competency. Your learning experience will involve a broad range of learning and teaching modes including a combination of lecture, location, tutorial, workshop, studio, guest speakers, practical and laboratory sessions combined with class workshopping, class and group discussion, self-assessment and reflection, and peer review.

Weekly workshops and supervised studio and location sessions are at the core of the Screen and Media learning experience. You will be required to work independently and as a member of a group to produce group and individual outcomes in the form of written and visual presentations.

Equipment and facilities include:

  • pro HD video cameras
  • DSLR & pro lenses
  • tungsten, flouro & LED lighting
  • location lighting tungsten, flouro, LED
  • sound equipment
  • computer labs equipped with Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Soundtrack Pro,    PhotoShop, 
  • dual screen edit suites equipped Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Soundtrack Pro, PhotoShop
  • chromakey studio

Your learning will be supported by online resources via MyRMIT.

The assessment tasks and the form of assessment will be identified in your course guides. To access these go to the Program Structure section of this Program Guide, select which course you would like to look at and then select which term you would like to view.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and may include folios, reports, oral class presentations, group projects, projects and practical production assignments.

For learning and assessment purposes some of these units have been grouped together. The table below indicates which of the 16 units are co-delivered.

Code &TitleCore/Elective
CUACAM601 Direct cinematography for screen productionselective
CUADRT604 Devise camera coverageelective
CUALGT504 Develop lighting designselective
CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productionselective
CUAPOS402 Manage media assetselective
CUAWRT601 Write scriptselective
CUAWRT602 Edit scriptselective


Your assessment within the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media program may include: 

  • folios: samples of specific work and work-in-progress on major projects such as filmed sequences, written storylines and scripts, lighting designs and short films. These will allow you to demonstrate the development of your craft according to specific requirements of form, brief, audience and market and to receive focused critique and feedback.
  • self-assessment and reflection: reflecting on your progress, achievements and experiences
  • presentations: in-class individual or group presentation of investigations, ideas and arguments on a chosen topic.
  • reports: written individual or group presentation of investigations, ideas and arguments on a chosen topic. 
  • assignments: creation of individual works of a kind required by industry or otherwise embodying knowledge and skills required to work at an industry standard. 
  • projects: complex tasks, often collaborative or team-based, which incorporate numerous processes and stages to create a finished work of a kind relevant to industry.
  • tests /ungraded tasks. These will allow you to demonstrate your fundamental knowledge and skills, as they would be applied in the workplace or in the course of project development, and will allow teachers to help you identify areas requiring revision, consolidation or development.  

Some courses in this program lead to the award of grades.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer are ways that RMIT recognises applicants' skills and knowledge gained through formal and informal education and training, work experience, and/or life experience (including volunteer work; committee responsibilities; family duties, hobbies). If you have already developed competency through prior experience, you may wish to apply for RPL before the program commences or at any time during the program.

Students with disabilities and/or long term medical conditions
If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage, it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.

The WIL nominated course for this program is:

CUAPPM502 Realise productions
This course covers all aspects of production management at the pre-production stage of a production.

If you are working, particularly in a job which is related to your studies you will also be learning while at work and may have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace for some or all of your courses. Feedback from work supervisors and others in the workplace can be used as evidence of competency and an RMIT University assessor can visit your workplace to observe your work practice.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 16 units - 3 core units and 13 elective units.

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C6151 Courses

C6151 Core Units - Select ALL Three (3) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Engage in the business of creative practice (CUAPPR603)70BUSM8795CCity Campus
Evolve ideas for professional creative work (CUAPPR605)50VART6433CCity Campus
Establish and maintain safe creative practice (CUAPPR505)30OHTH5960CCity Campus
C6151 Elective Units - Select Thirteen (13) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Direct cinematography for screen productions (CUACAM601)50VART6434CCity Campus
Devise camera coverage (CUADRT604)50VART6435CCity Campus
Develop lighting designs (CUALGT504)30PERF5090CCity Campus
Plan and manage film and media pre-production (CUAPPM603)30VART5091CCity Campus
Edit complex screen productions (CUAPOS501)50VART5092CCity Campus
Manage media assets (CUAPOS402)40VART6383CCity Campus
Design animation and digital visual effects (CUAANM503)80VART5093CCity Campus
Write scripts (CUAWRT601)50PERF5091CCity Campus
Edit scripts (CUAWRT602)50PERF5092CCity Campus
Direct performers for screen productions (CUADRT502)50PERF5093CCity Campus
Realise productions (CUAPPM502)250PERF5094CCity Campus
Implement sound designs (CUASOU505)50VART5094CCity Campus
Collaborate with editors during post-production (CUADRT605)50VART5095CCity Campus

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Program transition plan

In 2017, C6151 (CUA60615) Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media will renew its program structure due to the update of its training package.  You will receive academic advice to assist you when enrolling in this new structure.

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