From the Cinema to your smart phone, from your laptop to the TV screen.
Learn the keys to success in an industry leading course that is hands on, practical, fun and engaging, Study with a leading team of industry experts.
Develop your skills in a team environment and work on classic film scenes, multi-camera shoots and a short drama.
This program will introduce you to media production processes, equipment and technology. You will participate in practical activities that provide insight into all key roles and stages in media production including: camera operation, editing, audio, lighting, script writing and working in production teams.
After completion you will understand the stages and roles of media production and be employable at entry level in the industry.
|Qualification:||Certificate III in Screen and Media CUA31015|
|Duration:||1 semester full-time (approx. 21 hours per week)|
The 2020 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.
|Likely Job Outcome:||Archival media technician, Camera/lighting assistant, Community radio program maker/presenter, Editing assistant, Interactive media author assistant, Production assistant.
Skilled operator in digital video, Radio and online content creation, Skilled assistant in the film and television production services.
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Students will be required to purchase a Media Production crew shirt approximate cost $40. Students will also require an external hard drive and headphones, these can be bought once the course has started if you would like advice on suitable brands. Students will have access to a wide range of CIT equipment for productions.
Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Screen and Media, students can progress into the Diploma in Screen and Media.
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
Places in this course are limited. It is recommended that you are able to demonstrate an interest/involvement, skills or experience in the Screen and Media field. To support your success in this program an interview process will determine whether this course is right for you. Upon registering your interest our department will contact you to organise a time.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
Canberra Institute of Technology
Certificate IV in Screen and Media
Literacy Skills Information
We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. 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 the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete 11 subjects
Core: Complete all 3 subjects
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CIT Code: INNO108 Cost: Standard $88.00 Description: This unit describes skills and knowledge required to develop the habit of thinking in a more creative way through looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns. It applies to individuals who need to develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills to different issues and situations and have a range of problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. Prerequisites: Nil
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CIT Code: OHSS200 Cost: Standard $54.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes. It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts. Prerequisites: Nil
Work effectively in the creative arts industry
CIT Code: ARTS256 Cost: Standard $110.00 Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the creative arts industry. It applies to any field of the arts industry and is relevant to people in a wide range of occupations, for example, dancers, musicians, actors, cabaret performers, street performers, entertainment administrators, reviewers, film makers and public artists.At this level, individuals are required to use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures. Prerequisites: Nil
Electives: Complete 8 subjects
Assist with a basic camera shoot
CIT Code: MEDA310 Cost: Standard $66.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with setting up and shooting low-budget, low end single-camera video productions. It applies to individuals who work under the direction of a qualified camera operator on pre-production and production tasks, including shooting footage with basic camera equipment. Prerequisites: Nil
Shoot material for screen productions
CIT Code: MEDA309 Cost: Standard $235.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to shoot material for screen productions using a single camera unit. It applies to individuals whose prime responsibility is to capture screen images using a range of video equipment. They generally work under direction, and perform all camera, sound and lighting functions. Depending on the scale of the shoot, they may have an assistant or may be required to assist senior camera operators. Prerequisites: Nil
Rig camera infrastructure
CIT Code: MEDA311 Cost: Standard $117.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install camera infrastructure for television and other relatively complex multi-camera productions such as live sport or entertainment events. It applies to individuals who work under supervision to rig cabling and dolly tracks according to predetermined camera plans. Prerequisites: Nil
Perform basic vision and sound editing
CIT Code: MEDA313 Cost: Standard $191.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform basic editing functions for screen productions. It applies to individuals responsible for digitising, cutting and logging pre-recorded image and audio content under the direction of an experienced editor. Within clearly defined parameters, they also edit content using the basic functions of editing software. Prerequisites: Nil
Perform basic sound editing
CIT Code: MEDA308 Cost: Standard $153.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for basic digital sound editing. It applies to individuals working under supervision who are responsible for preparing, assembling and digitally editing relatively simple sound sequences for media content. Individuals are expected to contribute to creative outcomes, including selection and acquisition of sound materials. Prerequisites: Nil
Write simple stories
CIT Code: MEDA325 Cost: Standard $66.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to write simple stories for a wide range of media, using linear and non-linear structures. It applies to individuals who write in response to a clearly-defined brief, under supervision of a senior writer or editor. Stories are short, such as a story for one or two animated objects, a dialogue between characters, or a creative piece for print media. Prerequisites: Nil
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
CIT Code: INFT819 Cost: Standard $44.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish a social networking presence, using social media tools and applications. It includes the requirement to review, compare, and use different types of social networking tools and applications. It applies to information and communications technology (ICT) personnel who need to develop a social networking web presence for a small or large office environment, using social media tools and applications. Prerequisites: Nil
Assist with sound recordings
CIT Code: MUSC195 Cost: Standard $77.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake routine sound recording tasks using a variety of recording equipment in a studio or live environment. It applies to individuals who work under close supervision and have responsibility for assisting with setting up recording equipment, doing sound checks, monitoring the quality of recorded sound, labelling/logging recordings and solving routine problems that might occur during the recording process. Individuals in this role might work in a variety of creative arts industry sectors, including stage productions, music recording studios, television, radio, film, video and online environments. Prerequisites: Nil
Install and test lighting equipment
CIT Code: MEDA389 Cost: Standard $66.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, install and test lighting equipment for productions in the screen, media and entertainment industries. It applies to individuals who work as lighting technicians or lighting assistants. They work under supervision and follow lighting plans to rig and patch lights to control systems and test operation of lighting prior to live productions or filming. On some productions and outside broadcasts, a qualified gaffer or chief electrician supervises installation of lighting equipment and required power sources. Testing and tagging of electrical equipment must be carried out by a person with the relevant certificate of competency according to the performance specifications of: Australian Standard 3760: 2000 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment Australian Standard 3002: 1985 Electrical installations ? shows and carnivals. In some states and territories, a licensed electrician is required to check the electrical safety of lighting equipment. A licensed rigger is required to install some rigging equipment required for the installation detailed in this unit. Prerequisites: Nil
Install and operate follow spots
CIT Code: MEDA391 Cost: Standard $44.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and operate follow spots for productions in the screen, media and entertainment industries. It applies to individuals who have the ability to modify spot cues in response to unexpected movements during performances. Follow spot operators work with other members of the team and are typically supervised by a senior lighting technician or lighting designer. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. Prerequisites: Nil
Operate floor electrics
CIT Code: MEDA392 Cost: Standard $44.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set and operate a range of floor electrics for live productions or performances. It applies to individuals who create specific on-stage effects, which can involve both front and backstage lighting facilities. They use a lighting plan provided by a supervising senior lighting technician or lighting designer. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. Prerequisites: Nil
Operate basic lighting
CIT Code: MUSC358 Cost: Standard $117.00 Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plot, record, modify and operate standard lighting cues on lighting consoles typically used in small-scale productions and events. At this level, individuals are required to use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures. Prerequisites: Nil
Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
CIT Code: MEDA486 Cost: Standard $66.00 Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete basic lighting tasks in a range of production contexts. It applies to individuals assisting with lighting operations in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries. At this level, they are working under the direct supervision of experienced lighting technicians and operating equipment at a basic level. Prerequisites: Nil
|Advanced Diploma||Screen and Media CUA60615|
|Diploma||Screen and Media CUA51015|
|Certificate IV||Screen and Media CUA41215|
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