CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media

CRICOS Course Code 092631G

Course Overview

The Diploma of Screen and Media will train students in areas of 2D and 3D digital design for digital and interactive media. Students will learn the practical and theoretical skills to work as a digital artist in production teams working on 2D and 3D productions such as films, television content, video games, and architecture.

Entry Requirement

  • Be 18 years old or over.
  • Prove the competent in language literacy and numeracy e.g. completion of High School or equivalence etc.
  • The students whose English is not their first language require to prove their English language skills which is equivalent to upper intermediate level (IELTS 5.5).
  • Students who intent to enrol in this course must prove their successful completion of Certificate IV in Screen and Media or equivalent, or have industry experience in design and animation with a minimum of 2 years.

Knowledge and Skills

Successful candidates will emerge with practical skills sufficient to design and create elements of high concept productions utilising 2D and 3D software. They will gain design skills necessary to develop and realise concepts for production. Design skills and knowledge will be particularly enhanced to allow for students to adapt effectively to any given production environment. Assessments will primarily comprise of highly practical tasks and projects that take place in a simulated studio environment.

Job Outcome

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

  • Visual Effects Designer
  • Producer/presenter
  • Production manager
  • Animator

Course Structure

The course consists of 4 terms of 10 weeks duration each. Achieve 15 units (3 core units and 12 elective units). Each unit of the study program that we have selected meets the requirements for specialisation in Interactive Media.

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Units of Study:

Core Units
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Elective Units
CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
CUAANM501 Create 3D digital character animation
CUADIG502 Design digital applications
CUADIG506 Design interaction
BSBDES501 Implement design solutions
ICTDBS504 Integrate database with a website
CUADIG501 Coordinate the testing of interactive media products
CUADIG503 Design e-learning resources
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
CUADIG505 Design information architecture
CUAANM503 Design animation and digital visual effects