Set the stage for your media and screen career and gain the skills you need to succeed in the industry. Specialise in fields ranging from film, TV, radio and podcasts to visual effects (VFX) or games design and choose the study path that suits you.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Edit and record video and sound
Create digital animations
Direct creative projects
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Live TV and radio broadcasts
Script development and assessment
Conceptualising and producing journalistic stories and features
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Completed a Certificate III or IV in Screen and Media, or equivalent formal study or industry experience
Experience using the basic features of Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint in order to write text documents, create basic spreadsheets and prepare presentations
A computer or personal laptop to support the Adobe Creative Cloud suite
A smart device with applications to undertake sound and video recording
An aptitude for both technical and creative work
The capacity to work occasional early and late hours and on weekends
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors direct the artistic and production aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions.
Other jobs include: Director (film and television), Content creator, Editor (film and television), Artistic director, Lead animator and Motion graphics artist
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Screen and Media qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 4 core and 11 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.