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Course Info

Certificate III in Screen and Media

National Course Code: CUA31015

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Screen and Media enables you to explore a career in film and tv, animation, games, digital media, radio broadcasting or podcasting. Gain a solid introduction to the industry, discover your screen and media niche and be a part of the creative future.

FOCUS YOUR STUDY

The Certificate III in Screen and Media is offered with a unique focus area, depending on your location and career goals:

  • Film and television
  • Video and animation
  • Podcasting and digital storytelling
  • Film and screen

Check study locations below to view your options.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through practical course work, you will learn:

  • To use lighting, camera and audio
  • The application of design principles to digital 2D and 3D work
  • Animation techniques, digital 3D modelling and construction
  • Drawing to express ideas and stories
  • Work, health and safety principles

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the soft skills you need to get ahead:

  • A design mindset
  • Creative problem solving
  • Teamwork skills
  • Communication

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A pathway to continued study

Career opportunities:

  • Animation, special effects or camera assistant
  • Lighting technician (productions)
  • Multimedia content author
  • Editing or production assistant (film and television)
  • Technical production assistant (radio)

GROW YOUR CAREER

Progress your screen and media career with the:

  • Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • Diploma of Screen and Media
  • Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
  • TAFE NSW Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The Culture and Related Industries sector contributed an estimated $111.7 billion to our economy between 2016 - 2017. This is a growing and evolving industry that requires skilled technicians.

Locations

This course is currently available at 10 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Creative thinking and a design mindset
  • Critical and creative problem solving
  • Adaptability and self-management
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Communication skills

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake practical assessments in group and individual settings.

The Certificate III in Screen and Media is an entry level qualification that will give you a strong foundation to either begin your career in screen and media, or go on to further screen and media study. It is a great program for both early school leavers and creative people who may be unsure how to get a foot in the door of this dynamic industry. This course gives you a taste of film and tv, animation, games and digital media, podcasting or radio broadcasting so you graduate with a clear idea of where you strengths and interests lie.

The Certificate IV in Screen and Media will extend and develop your screen and media practice. Through core units, you will learn to articulate, present and debate ideas, investigate micro business opportunities and apply work and safety practices to your work environment. The Certificate IV qualification also allows you to further specialise in a screen and media discipline, including: animation, film and TV, radio broadcast, sound design and immersive sound, journalism. This course can lead to an exciting career in film, television, journalism, radio or the games industry.

The Diploma in Screen and Media equips you with specialist knowledge and hands-on experience. In this digital-savvy diploma you will learn a variety of skills across a range of screen and media technologies. This course has a number of streams including film and television, radio broadcasting, journalism, animation and game development.

The Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media is your highest level Screen and Media qualification. It will focus on management and supervisory skills within the screen and media industry.

Depending on your campus location, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind-the-scenes in the screen and media industry.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Digital drawing
  • Animation techniques
  • Digital 3D modelling and construction
  • Video techniques
  • Working correctly with equipment and materials
  • Working with camera, lighting and audio
  • Producing presentations

At TAFE NSW you graduate with skills that are industry relevant. Depending on your electives and interests you will work on real-world projects, such as:

  • Designing and producing a short video
  • Designing characters and producing them for your own digital 3D environment
  • Developing gaming characters and sequencing the interaction
  • Recording interviews for a podcast

Depending on your campus location, TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on-campus study environments film and television studios, recording studios, beauty salons (for special effects make-up), industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.

The Screen and Media industry encompasses a range of exciting sectors including, video, gaming, animation, broadcasting (including podcasting), film and television and radio.
Within each sector there are trends that are impacting the Australian and global markets.

Current demand and trends include outside broadcasting, podcasts, streaming services, animation and games.
Australian podcasting revenue is predicated to hit $47 million and there are now over 1.6 million Australians regularly downloading content.

Gaming and games development continue to play a large role in the industry with Australians, as part of their normal media usage, spending an average of 88 minutes a day playing interactive games. However, games are not merely for entertainment. With the rise of AI and augmented reality there are many opportunities for games developers to create new, exciting experiences, not only in entertainment but education, health, WHS manufacturing and other spaces.

Outside broadcasts are another job trend area in the Screen and Media industry. With live sports, concerts, ceremonies and other live events require specialist skills including vision control and mixing, sound mixing and transmission.

The Culture and Related Industries sector contributed an estimated $111.7 billion to Australias economy in 2016/17, representing 6% of Australias gross domestic product.

Performing arts technicians require digital and technological skills to keep up with rapid technological changes taking place in the industry, creating opportunities for industry entrants to engage with new artistic experiences including interactive performance and augmented and virtual reality mediums.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Full Time

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Showing 1 to 10 options of 10 for Certificate III in Screen and Media

Campbelltown: Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 10 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Hunter Street (focused on Animation): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Hunter Street (focused on Film): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Kingscliff: Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 15 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 16 Weeks

Lismore: Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 02 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Murwillumbah (Focused on Digital Media): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 15 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 16 Weeks

Newcastle (Focusing on Podcasting): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Ourimbah (Focusing on Podcasting): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Port Macquarie (focused on Film and Screen): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 08 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 17 Weeks

Port Macquarie (focused on Interactive Media): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 08 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 17 Weeks

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