CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

CRICOS Course Code 092630G

Course Overview


Our Certificate IV in Screen & Media will train students in the areas of 2D digital design, interactive media and animation. You will be trained to function as part of a production team in the role of a 2D digital artist, animator and visual effects designer. In this flexible role you will be able to enter industries such as advertising, graphic design, film and television.

Entry Requirement

  • Be 18 years old or over.
  • Students who intend to enrol in this course must prove their satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent, or a minimum 2 years industry experience in related fields.
  • Students must have good communication skills. Candidates whose English is not their first language may be required to prove their English language skills which is equivalent to an upper intermediate level (IELTS 5.5).

Knowledge and Skills

Successful candidates will emerge with practical skills as they relate to design, interactive media and animation and knowledge required to function well in various industries. This course has a highly practical focus so essential design skills such as using industry standard software will be well developed. Assessments will primarily take the form of design, interactive media and animation projects which will be conducted in a simulated studio environment.

Job Outcome

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use basic skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the screen, media and entertainment industries. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

The qualification aims to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to effectively perform the following job roles:

  • Digital Artist
  • Animator
  • Visual Effects Designer

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Delivery and Assessments

This program (CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media) is delivered in a classroom-based environment with face to face delivery. The mode of training is highly practical with a combination of practical projects and tasks with a simulated workplace, tutorials and group activities.

Course structure

The course consists of 4 terms of 10 weeks duration each. Achieve 13 units (3 core units and 10 elective units). Each unit of the study program that we have selected meets the requirements for specialisation in Interactive Media.

Duration: 40 weeks tuition plus 12 weeks term breaks.

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Core Units
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
Elective Units
CUAPPM407 Create storyboards
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
ICTWEB412 Produce interactive web animation
CUAANM301 Create 2D digital animations
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUADIG304 Create visual design components
CUADIG403 Create user interfaces
CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
CUADIG404 Apply scripting language in authoring
ICTDMT402 Produce interactive animation