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Diploma of Screen & Media

CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media

The CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media has been designed to fill the demand for highly skilled artists, and prepare students for a rewarding career in film and video games. With a focus on building strong foundational skills in 3D modeling, animation and visual effects using industry-standard software, students will develop a good understanding of film and game pipelines, and learn workflows similar to those used in actual studios.

Entry requirements

This course is available to domestic students only. International students are invited to apply for a range of other courses offered by UOW College.

Students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program’s academic requirements prior to commencing the program.

There are a range of entry requirements to ensure you are suitable for the course. These include:

  • Completed Australian Year 12, OR
  • Completed International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) diploma; OR
  • Completed a Certificate IV level qualification in Australia, OR
  • Achieve a minimum result of Exit Level 3 in both Literacy and Numeracy (supervised online tests administered by UOW College), AND
  • Successfully demonstrate course suitability at an interview.

Please note: Students will be required to undertake an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to identify any support needs that may be required.

Key dates

2021

SessionOrientationSession CommenceCensus DatesSession Finish
Summer - Session intake 6 September 13 September 4 October 17 December

2022

SessionOrientationSession CommenceCensus DatesSession Finish
Autum - Session intake 24 January 31 January 21 February 6 May

Fees

CourseTotal TuitionPayment Options

CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media

$16,077 VET Student Loans program; OR
Upfront payment (payment plan available)

Scholarships available

Delivery

Online facilitated learning.

In order to participate in this course, students are required to have access to a laptop/computer capable of running Autodesk Maya, a webcam, and an internet connection.

Units of study

  • CUAIND412 - Provide freelance services
  • CUAIND512 - Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAPPR411 - Realise a creative project
  • CUAPPR515 - Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • CUAANM302 - Create 3D digital animations
  • CUAANM313 - Create 3D digital models (Import)**
  • CUAANM411 - Create advanced 3D digital models*
  • CUAANM511 - Create 3D digital character animations*
  • CUAANM512 - Create 3D digital environments
  • CUAANM513 - Design specifications for animation and digital visual effects
  • CUADIG514 - Design games
  • CUADIG516 - Design interactions
  • CUAPPM512 - Realise productions
  • CUAPPR613 - Engage in the business of creative practice (import)
  • ICTGAM551 - Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games

These courses are delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media

CUA60620 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

It’s an exciting time to be in the entertainment industry! With technological advancements allowing artists to push creative boundaries, the bar for high-quality films and games continues to rise year on year. Even the global pandemic has shown the resilience of the industry, with video game sales booming and production companies turning to innovative new solutions such as virtual production, which will change the way film and TV shows will be made moving forward.

The CUA60620 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media will build on the foundational CG industry skills learnt in the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media.

Students in the Advanced Diploma will choose from one of four streams of specialisation to learn more advanced techniques:

  1. 3D Animation
  2. 3D Modelling
  3. FX and Simulation
  4. Compositing

While studying the Advanced Diploma, students will have further opportunities to build a more diverse portfolio with additional pieces of work focusing on their chosen specialty to showcase to prospective employers.

Students who complete the Advanced Diploma will be able to pursue future employment as a specialist on high-quality productions and have a broader range of opportunities available to them.

Entry requirements

This course is available to domestic students only. International students are invited to apply for a range of other courses offered by UOW College.

Students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program’s academic requirements prior to commencing the program.

There are a range of entry requirements to ensure you are suitable for the course. These include:

  • Completed Australian Year 12, OR
  • Completed International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) diploma; OR
  • Completed a Certificate IV level qualification in Australia, OR
  • Achieve a minimum result of Exit Level 3 in both Literacy and Numeracy (supervised online tests administered by UOW College), AND
  • Successfully demonstrate course suitability at an interview.

Please note: Students will be required to undertake an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to identify any support needs that may be required.

Students who seek to progress to the CUA60620 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media from the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media will not be subject to any further admissions assessment. Students who complete the Diploma of Screen and Media will also receive credit for prior learning equivalent to the first year of study of the Advanced Diploma, effectively reducing the Advanced Diploma course duration to 1 year.

Electives

3D Animation 3D Modelling FX and Simulation Compositing

Key dates

2021

SessionOrientationSession CommenceCensus DatesSession Finish
Summer 6 September  13 September 4 October 17 December

2022

SessionOrientationSession CommenceCensus DatesSession Finish
Autum - Session intake 24 January 31 January 21 February 6 May

Fees

CourseTotal TuitionPayment Options
Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media^ $16,077 - 1 year program VET Student Loans program OR Upfront payment (playment plan available)
$29,877 - 2 year program VET Student Loans program PLUS Student Contribution; OR Upfront payment
(payment plan available)
^Students who complete the Diploma of Screen and Media will receive credit for prior learning towards the Advanced Diploma, equivalent to the first year of study of the Advanced Diploma, effectively reducing the Advanced Diploma course duration to 1 year. Students who have not completed the Diploma of Screen and Media will be required to study the 2 year program.

Delivery

Online facilitated learning.

In order to participate in this course, students are required to have access to a laptop/computer capable of running Autodesk Maya, a webcam, and an internet connection.

Units of study

  • CUAIND611 - Work professionally in the creative arts industry
  • CUAPPR515 - Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • CUAPPR613 - Engage in the business of creative practice
  • CUAPPR615 - Evolve ideas for professional creative work
  • BSBCRT512 - Originate and develop concepts
  • CUAANM512 - Create 3D digital environments (Imported)**
  • CUAANM513 - Design animation and digital visual effects
  • CUADIG514 - Design games
  • CUADIG516 - Design Interactions
  • CUALGT514 - Develop lighting designs
  • CUAPPM512 - Realise productions
  • CUAPPR611 - Originate a body of independent create work
  • CUASOU505 - Implement sound designs
  • CUAWRT512 - Develop storylines and treatments
  • ICTGAM542 - Animate 3-D characters for digital games (Imported)**
  • ICTGAM543 - Produce a digital animation sequence (Imported)**

These courses are delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).