Course Title: Create special effects for the screen

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5134

Course Title: Create special effects for the screen

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 25.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret special effects production schedules and specifications, and to create special effects for productions within the cultural industries. Special effects may be physically constructed or computer generated. Students will participate in discussion, analysis, research and demonstrations in preparation for carrying out specified special effects production tasks.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFSFX03A Create special effects for the screen


Create special effects

Finish and check the special effects

Prepare for special effects production

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain skills in methodically analysing special effects requirements and strategies with emphasis on practical investigation.

Overview of Assessment

1. In class assignments are designed to develop practical and theoretical assessment of special effects tasks.
2. Students must develop an understanding of implementation and structure of special effects exercises through file management.
3. Students will research, design and develop special effects tasks.

Original Diploma
Pre production 20%
Production 30%
Post Production 30%
Presentation 20%

New Diploma
4 in class assignments - 25% each