C6173 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation and Design)

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Plan: C6173 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation and Design)
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 (Content Creation and Design)
Qualification national code: CUA60620
Nominal hours: 990
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne, City Campus
Owning school: Creative Industries (515T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
CRICOS code: 107884C

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Purpose of the Program

This program has been designed specifically as a study pathway for students who have completed the Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming or Visual Effects). The program builds on the foundations developed in the Diploma, extending the skills necessary to develop a career within art, design, screen and media industries. The program provides a creative and supportive environment of artistic and technical investigation, while maintaining active links with graduates and industry. With a focus on developing a proffesional folio, students begin their journey into skill specialisation by executing projects in an area of their choosing.

The areas you will study in the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation and Design) include:

  • Digital imaging and graphic design 
  • 2D and 3D animation design 
  • Motion design, compositing and visual effects 
  • Interactive and games design theory and practice 
  • Video editing language, theory and practice 
  • Concept development and previsualisation 
  • Sound design, virtual reality and augmented reality 

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

Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation & Design) guarantees entry into the BP343 Bachelor of Business with 96 credit points exemption.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation & Design) you may be eligible for entry and credit into one of the following programs:

Bachelor of Design (Games) 
Bachelor of Communication (Media) 
Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) 

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Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements

Successful completion of the C5413 Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects) or equivalent 


Minimum of 2 years Industry experience equivalent to the C5413 Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects)

Applicants applying via industry experience must present a supporting folio that demonstrates well-developed conceptual, technical, and organisational skills relating to digital media design and production. 

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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, this program is strongly supported by representatives from key industry areas. Course content and assessment is informed by industry through the Industry 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 also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information from Student Support.

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