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.
  • 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).
  • Successful completion of Certificate IV in Screen and Media is recommended prior to starting this course.

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:

  • 2D animator
  • 3D animator
  • 3D modeller
  • Web designer

Delivery and Assessments

This program (CUA51015 Diploma of 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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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