Course Title: Direct cinematography for screen productions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6151 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Title: Direct cinematography for screen productions

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Andrew Harrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Direct cinematography for screen productions covers skills and knowledge required to devise and manage camera shoots across a wide range of screen content. Cinematographers are responsible for providing screen productions with their unique visual look. They work closely with directors and camera and lighting crews to achieve the required creative outcomes. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUACAM601 Direct cinematography for screen productions


1. Prepare for shoot

2. Manage set up for shoot

3. Direct shoot content

4. Wrap up shoot

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to work collaboratively with others to manage camera shoots for screen content productions.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester and will involve practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical team based location productions.