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Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CUA60615

Overview

This program will enable you to develop and manage real media projects in work based scenarios. You will take a leadership role and be responsible for documenting all stages of the projects. These skills will prepare you for work in media roles, such as in film and TV production, sound, research, editing and film making.

Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CUA60615
Program No: AD-BD21
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full-time intensive program (approx. 35 hours per week including individual and team work) OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Producer, researcher, presenter, studio manager, technical assistant, Director, Director's assistant, digital editor, project manager, camera operator, lighting technician, audio technician, production co-ordinator, audio/video streamer, independent film maker, Media officer, Data manager, Script editor, sound designer.
Application Type: Public
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Further Study

University of Canberra
This program will credit into the Bachelor of Web Design and Production.
Details of credit under negotiation.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 3 subjects

  • CUAPPR505   Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS310
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice. It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues.The unit does not apply to individuals employed by organisations to manage the safety of a practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR603   Engage in the business of creative practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS313
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to approach the business aspects of working as a creative practitioner in a professional manner. It applies to individuals who, depending on the creative practice, operate as sole practitioners, in artist cooperatives, or as freelance or contract workers. Regardless of the business model, all practitioners earning income from their practice engage with the professional business requirements for a sustainable creative practice. Independent creative practitioners sometimes work as employees in small and large organisations.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR605   Evolve ideas for professional creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS315
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop the conceptual aspects of any creative practice, including through the processes of evaluation, critical thinking and research. It applies to individuals who work in any creative form. At this level, practitioners engage with ideas as a fundamental part of the day-to-day process of creating work. Ideas and thinking are integral to the practical exploration of materials, processes and techniques, but hold a special place in the creative process.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 13 of 15 subjects

Not all electives will be offered each semester
  • CUACAM601   Direct cinematography for screen productions
    • CIT Code: MEDA266
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to devise and manage single and multi-camera shoots across a wide range of screen, media and entertainment productions. It applies to individuals responsible for composing shots and lighting scenes to provide screen productions with their unique visual look. They work closely with directors and camera and lighting crews to achieve the required creative outcomes. The final call on the composition of shots and the look of productions rests with directors. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT501   Direct rehearsals of performers
    • CIT Code: MEDA358
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to rehearse performers for film, media and stage productions. It applies to individuals responsible for visualising and defining style and structure of productions. They apply high-level communication, collaboration and management skills to inspire and motivate a team of performers and technical crew, to realise their creative vision for productions. They operate with a high degree of autonomy and are members of a production team. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT502   Direct performers for screen productions
    • CIT Code: MEDA359
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to direct performers during filming or recording of screen productions.It applies to individuals responsible for visualising and defining the style and structure of screen productions. They apply high-level communication and management skills to inspire and motivate their team to realise their creative vision. They operate with a high degree of autonomy, need to collaborate with technical and administrative personnel, and require flexibility to make compromises where necessary. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT601   Establish the creative vision for screen productions
    • CIT Code: DRMA105
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use sound and visual images to transform written scripts into screen productions. It applies to individuals who interpret and use scripts as the basis for developing the creative vision for relatively large-scale productions such as feature films, short films or television dramas. Directors apply a high level of creativity and innovative thinking to establish the big picture view for productions and to create a sense of overall unity within a production. They work closely with writers in developing scripts, and with other creative team members on strategies for achieving creative outcomes. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT602   Audition and select performers
    • CIT Code: MEDA360
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to audition and select suitable performers for screen productions. It applies to individuals who work with a high degree of autonomy on relatively large-scale screen productions that require a full cast of performers. They undertake detailed analysis of scripts to develop character profiles that are used as the basis for auditions. They apply high-level analytical skills and collaborate with directors and key production personnel in the selection of suitable performers. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT603   Direct screen production crews
    • CIT Code: MEDA361
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to direct film and television production crews. It applies to individuals responsible for visualising and defining the style and structure of productions. They apply high-level communication skills to convey creative and visual ideas and motivate production personnel to play a part in producing their vision for screen productions. They act with a high degree of autonomy, are members of a production team, and need to collaborate with technical and administrative personnel and be willing to make compromises where necessary. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT604   Devise camera coverage
    • CIT Code: MEDA268
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop camera coverage for scenes in relatively large-scale screen productions such as feature films or television dramas. It applies to individuals responsible for establishing the big picture view of productions and for creating a sense of overall unity within productions. They apply high-level creative visual storytelling skills to the interpretation of scripts or shot plans as the basis for devising camera coverage. They work closely with other creative and production personnel to reach agreement on final camera plans. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT605   Collaborate with editors during post-production
    • CIT Code: MEDA333
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and approve edits to ensure integrity of screen productions.It applies to individuals responsible for communicating the overall creative vision and style for edits. They rely heavily on the ability of editors to interpret and realise the desired creative and narrative outcomes. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUALGT504   Develop lighting designs
    • CIT Code: MEDA331
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret creative briefs and develop lighting designs for screen, media and entertainment productions. It applies to individuals who create lighting designs that reflect the style and mood of productions. They work closely with directors, directors of photography (DOPs), production designers, technical producers and costume designers. On major productions, lighting designers manage the work and safety of a team of lighting assistants and technicians, lighting console operators, and electricians – and therefore, have responsibility for all aspects of lighting operations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPOS501   Edit complex screen productions
    • CIT Code: MEDA327
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make sophisticated creative and technical judgements in the editing of complex screen productions. It applies to individuals who play a key role in the creative visualisation of concepts, plots and storylines. They edit a wide range of screen material for productions such as feature films, television dramas and interactive digital media products. Even though senior editors operate with a high degree of autonomy, they work closely with producers, directors and sound engineers, and are often responsible for supervising other members of a post-production team. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPM502   Realise productions
    • CIT Code: MEDA337
      Cost: $500.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and manage pre-production and production operations in specialist areas, such as lighting, audio, vision systems, stage management, costume, sets, props, scenic art and staging. Individuals who apply these skills are expected to display a high level of initiative and judgement as they take responsibility for managing the realisation of production concepts in their area of production expertise.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPM603   Plan and manage film and media pre-production
    • CIT Code: MEDA336
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and manage all aspects of pre-production processes and facilities. It involves coordinating and supervising activities of the entire crew as well as administrative, financial and technical details of productions. It applies to individuals who work as production managers on film and television productions. Production managers are usually the first person employed by a producer once funding has been approved for a production. They approve changes in scheduling and budgets, and act as intermediaries between producers and management, and crew. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAWRT502   Develop storylines and treatments
    • CIT Code: MEDA190
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a narrative or storyline. It applies to individuals who work at a senior level in a range of film, television and digital media productions. Writers apply skills to take script development from outline to storyline, while storyliners develop storylines for ongoing narrative material and turn story outlines into scene breakdowns. They work collaboratively with story editors, script producers and script editors. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAWRT601   Write scripts
    • CIT Code: MEDA194
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write scripts for a wide range of creative productions or projects in film and media and live performances. It applies to individuals who take material from concept proposal, treatment or outline format to final draft, ready for production. The script-writing process involves negotiation and mediation, as well as an understanding of working collaboratively with other members of a production or project team. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAWRT602   Edit scripts
    • CIT Code: MEDA329
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to edit scripts for a range of productions. It applies to individuals at a senior level who collaborate with writers to assess, analyse, refine and rewrite scripts to final draft stage. They apply high-level skills in development of concepts, structure, dialogue and characterisation, and work in pressure situations to meet production requirements.
      No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Screen and Media CUA51015
Certificate IV Screen and Media CUA41215
Certificate III Screen and Media CUA31015

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au