FILM AND TELEVISION FOCUS


COURSE SUMMARY

Qualification / Award Diploma of Screen and Media
Length 1 years full-time (3 trimesters)
Units of Competency 15 Units of Competency
Delivery On Campus at Waterloo Studios and Online where applicable
Available to Domestic / International
ATAR
N/A
Course Accreditation CRICOS (03361F)
Financial Information Course Fees Page
IELTS Level 5.5
Application Process Apply Online

CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media is a one year practical, hands-on introductory course, where students experience the multiple disciplines of filmmaking and screen production.

This full-time course, comprising 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each, enables students to work across a slate of scripted narrative and documentary film productions. In this real-world production environment, students learn screen storytelling techniques, production craft, and technical skills, under training by passionate industry-qualified tutors. Students are trained in professional approaches to development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution, and the technical craft of camera, lighting, grip, sound and editing equipment, as well as gaining  a wide range of experience in all key crew roles across a range of screen production projects.

Throughout their training, students train and gain in experience in multiple film production disciplines including:

  • Production Management
  • Directing for Screen
  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Sound Recording, Editing and Mixing
  • Editing and Post-Production
  • Screen Industry and Career Planning

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

To successfully complete the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media qualification, you must complete 15 units of competency. The February 2022 units are outlined in the table below:

 
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
   
  CUACAM411 Shoot different screen content    
  CUADRT512 Direct performers for screen productions    
  CUADRT511 Direct rehearsals of performers    
  CUADRT411 Direct television programs and segments    
  CUAPOS412 Manage media assets    
  CUAPOS511 Edit complex media productions    
  CUADIG518 Refine digital art techniques    
  CUAPPR411 Realise a creative project    
  CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice    
  BSBPMG430 Undertake project work    
  CUAPPM416 Coordinate media production services and resources    
  CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge    
  CUAIND412 Provide freelance services    
  CUAWRT415 Write narration and material for productions    
  CUAWRT512 Develop storylines and treatments    



ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Applicants must have a suitable level of academic, numeracy and literacy skills in order to study in a Diploma course.

To apply for this course you must complete our filmmaking application. Shortly after you submit your application one of Sydney Film School’s friendly staff will then be in contact with you to arrange your initial tour and interview dates too.

If you have any questions about our school or course certainly feel free to get in touch. If you are eager to pursue a filmmaking career, then Sydney Film School is the place for you.


COURSE CALENDAR 

CUA51020 DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

COURSE CALENDAR FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN FEBRUARY 2022
FILM 1
SEMESTER START
WED, 14 FEBRUARY 2022
CENSUS DATE – THURS, 3 MARCH 2022
 
SEMESTER FINISH
FRI, 13 MAY 2022

SEMESTER BREAK
 
SAT, 14 MAY 2022 – SUN, 29 MAY 2022
 

FILM 2
SEMESTER START
MON, 30 MAY 2022 
CENSUS DATE – THURS, 26 JUNE 2022
 
SEMESTER FINISH
FRI, 25 AUGUST 2022 

SEMESTER BREAK
 
SAT, 26 AUGUST 2022 – SUN, 11 SEPTEMBER 2022
 

FILM 3
SEMESTER START
MON, 12 SEPTEMBER 2022
CENSUS DATE – THURS, 29 SEPTEMBER 2022
 
SEMESTER FINISH
FRI, 9 DECEMBER 2022

 


 

 
TEACH-OUT FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING FEBRUARY 2021
CUA51015 DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA
 
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
   
  CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content    
  CUALGT402 Implement lighting designs    
  CUADRT502 Direct performers for screen productions    
  BSBCRT501 Collaborate in a creative process    
  CUAPOS402 Manage media assets    
  CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions    
  CUAPPM406 Coordinate film and media production services and resources    
  CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice    
  CUAPPM502 Realise productions    
  CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge    
  CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice    
  BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts    
  CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work    
  CUASOU407 Edit sound    
  CUASOU410 Record sound on location

COURSE CALENDAR FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN FEBRUARY 2021
(CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19 GOVERNMENT UPDATES)
FILM 1
SEMESTER START
WED, 10 FEBRUARY 21
CENSUS DATE – THURS, 4 MARCH 21
 
SEMESTER FINISH
FRI, 14 MAY 21

SEMESTER BREAK
 
SAT, 15 MAY 21 – SUN, 30 MAY 21
 

FILM 2
SEMESTER START
MON, 31 MAY 21 
CENSUS DATE – THURS, 17 JUNE 21
 
SEMESTER FINISH
FRI, 27 AUGUST 21 

SEMESTER BREAK
 
SAT, 28 AUGUST 21 – SUN, 12 SEPTEMBER 21
 

FILM 3
SEMESTER START
MON, 13 SEPTEMBER 21
CENSUS DATE – THURS, 30 SEPTEMBER 21
 
SEMESTER FINISH
FRI, 10 DECEMBER 21