Set up your career in the screen and media industry by combining practical business skills with your evolving creative expertise. Confidently move into senior roles like screenwriter or games designer and open up further career and study opportunities.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Evaluate different creative business practices and identify ways of costing and selling creative work
Evolve ideas using critical thinking and research
Direct camera and lighting crews according to production requirements
Participate in workplace discussions and meetings, in a positive and constructive manner
Record sound effects
Test special makeup effects that are applied to performers' skin and scalp
Identify hazards relating to your area of practice and use relevant methods, templates and tools to manage these
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at advanced diploma level
Skills and knowledge to accelerate your career
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Successful completion of the Diploma of Screen and Media as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate, or
Equivalent skills, knowledge and experience in a relevant specialisation area such as film and video, radio/content production, animation/games and production design as evidenced by a copy of a resume
The ability to attend an interview prior to enrolment which may include a skills assessment
Can you attend an interview prior to the course start?
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A collaborative and positive approach to teamwork
An aptitude for both technical and creative work
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.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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: animation designer, screenwriter, artistic director, director of photography, special effects designer, games designer, producer (film and television) and radio station manager and director.
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 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 units of competency, including 4 core and 12 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
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Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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