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Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51020

Overview

The Diploma in Screen and Media provides a study pathway that supports workforce development of Screen and Media professionals for a career in Screen Production within the ACT region and abroad. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to enable learners to work in a range of screen and media industries and will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of broadcast and electronic media production processes, equipment, and technology. You will understand all stages of production from scripting through to post-production.

Qualification:

Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51020

Course No:

DP-BD69

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

This course is delivered full time for three (3) terms (approximately 24 hours per week). Course commences in April each year.
You are required to attend classes scheduled for delivery from Tuesday to Friday inclusive, 9:30am till 4:30pm.
You will be required to complete additional activities outside of these scheduled classes, including readings, script writing, film and sound production, and editing.

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:

$2,444

Likely Job Outcome:

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge enabling employment opportunities including content creator, producers or technical assistant, camera operator, assistant lighting technician, audio technician, audio/video streamer and independent film maker.

Application Type:

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Additional Information

You are required to provide headphones for use during the completion of this course, and an external hard drive for back up and storage of files.
This qualification will require you to work effectively as a team to design and develop media productions. You will complete individual roles that support this development process. The collaboration may include working with other areas of CIT not just within the Screen and Media department.
You will be provided the skills and knowledge to enhance your communication and team building skills to support the production collaboration.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolment into this qualification, you are required to complete the following entry tickets:
- Editing for screen
- Writing for screen
- Camera skills for screen

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Further Study

Canberra Institute of Technology
Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 4 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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

Complete 15 subjects

Core: Complete all 4

  • CUAPPR515   Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS394
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      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 involves determining work health and safety (WHS) requirements, identifying hazards, managing risks, and monitoring and enhancing safety of the practice. The unit applies to those 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.No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND512   Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
    • CIT Code: ARTS397
      Cost: Standard $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain creative arts industry knowledge and monitor and manage own professional practice. This includes applying industry knowledge to research-based work activities, when interacting with others, and when engaging in professional practice in the music industry.The unit applies to those who have advanced research and analysis skills working as practitioners, administrators or managers. They could be working in the public or private sector in a variety of contexts.No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR411   Realise a creative project
    • CIT Code: ARTS362
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with ideas and techniques to find an individual style or voice throughout a creative project that results in a completed work.The unit applies to those who have sound technical, conceptual and theoretical skills in a particular area of creative practice, often at a pre-professional level.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND412   Provide freelance services
    • CIT Code: MEDA502
      Cost: Standard $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work as an independent operator within the creative arts industry. This includes promoting self to potential clients, negotiating work arrangements, managing financial and business aspects of services, and undertaking strategic planning.The unit applies to those who use a high level of self-motivation and discipline, and an entrepreneurial attitude when pursuing work opportunities. They are engaged for specific projects and are responsible for promoting themselves to potential clients, negotiating their own contracts and managing their business affairs.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 9

  • CUACAM411   Shoot different screen content
    • CIT Code: MEDA494
      Cost: Standard $440.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, set up and shoot different screen content using professional camera equipment in a single camera environment. The unit applies to those who usually work without supervision, either as employees of a production house or as freelancers on assignment. Individuals often need to collaborate with producers, directors and production professionals to achieve the camera, sound and lighting outcomes of the shoot.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPOS511   Edit complex media productions
    • CIT Code: MEDA503
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make sophisticated creative and technical judgements in the editing of complex media productions. It involves establishing post-production requirements, assessing source materials in line with production requirements, undertaking editing and finalising the edit. The unit applies to those who play a key role in the creative visualisation of concepts, plots and storylines. They edit a wide range of 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
  • CUAWRT402   Write extended stories
    • CIT Code: MEDA322
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write fully developed stories in a wide range styles in response to creative conceptualisations or project briefs that could be self-generated or developed by others. It applies to individuals who use appropriate structures and creative narrative development techniques to write stories for print media, screen, radio, animations, e-learning resources, games, and fiction or non-fiction projects. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPOS411   Edit digital content for fast turnaround
    • CIT Code: MEDA496
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use non-linear digital facilities to edit digital content for fast turnaround. It involves identify and preparing source materials, undertaking edits of materials, assembling vision, sound and effects, and finalising edits according to production requirements. The unit applies to those who have a reasonable level of experience who are involved in editing for screen and daily programs such as television news, web shows, and current affairs. At times they work on more complex programs of a formatted or routine nature, or on the editing of daily rushes for feature films.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAAIR411   Plan and conduct interviews
    • CIT Code: MEDA497
      Cost: Standard $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare for and conduct interviews for broadcast.The unit applies to those who are radio and television presenters and who are responsible for conducting live-to-air or pre-recorded interviews on a wide range of topics from short, single-issue pieces to moderately in-depth coverage of a topic. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU410   Record sound on location
    • CIT Code: MUSC312
      Cost: Standard $98.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record dialogue and sound effects on location for a screen production.It applies to individuals who record dialogue and live sound effects in outdoor and indoor locations for a range of screen productions. They must work cooperatively with performers and other production crew members.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT512   Direct performers for screen productions
    • CIT Code: MEDA501
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to direct performers during filming or recording of screen productions. It involves preparing for shoots, overseeing performances and finalising production according to requirements.The unit applies to those who are 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
  • CUACAM412   Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
    • CIT Code: MEDA499
      Cost: Standard $240.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to shoot television content in a multi-camera environment, in a studio or on location. Cameras can be in fixed positions, on pedestals or handheld. Individuals plan and organise shots and camera movements, participate in the shooting of content in a multi-camera environment and ensure the shoot is wrapped up according to organisational requirements.The unit applies to those who work under direction and apply a broad range of technical, creative and communication skills as members of a production team.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT411   Direct television programs and segments
    • CIT Code: MEDA500
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to direct television programs and segments that have a clearly defined format. It involves conducting pre-production activities, overseeing production of programs and segments, and reviewing completed materials. The unit applies to those who are responsible for directing crew, program guests, interviewees or members of the public being filmed for programs. They are members of a production team, and report to an executive producer, news editor or program producer.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 2

  • CUABRD412   Vision mix productions
    • CIT Code: MEDA498
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to vision mix productions from a control room or an outside broadcast van. Individuals prepare vision mixing documentation, set up different effects and processes and ensure mixing is completed according to production requirements.The unit applies to those who mix components from a variety of sources to create composite images, transitions and effects for live or pre-recorded television productions. They apply a broad range of technical and communication skills in an operational role.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCRT413   Collaborate in creative processes
    • CIT Code: BUSN291
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage in a creative process and reflect on own role in the process.The unit applies to individuals who are working in creative industries, as well as those involved in broader business and community activities where creative team effort is highly valued. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Statement Attainment Write Content for Media
Statement Attainment Editing for Screen
Statement Attainment Camera Skills for Screen

More Information

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