Course Title: Create digital visual effects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4374 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Title: Create digital visual effects

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020

Course Contact: Rowan Humphrey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4842

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course introduces the core skills & knowledge required to create visual effects for screen industries including television & film. Whilst the majority of the course work is computer based students also conduct a studio green screen shoot.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects


1. Clarify work requirements.

2. Prepare components.

3. Assemble previsualisations.

4. Produce visual effects.

5. Finalise visual effects.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to create visual effects for screen industries including television & film using techniques such as:

  • colour matching
  • applying light & shadows
  • manipulating transparency
  • typography
  • animation
  • rotoscoping
  • green screen shooting & compositing

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.