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Duration: 
0.5 years full time
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face

Applications for next intake due 31 December 2018

Overview

Begin your career as a new media designer or artist. You will learn everything from creating concepts and basic graphic design to media arts projects.

This Screen and Media certificate is offered with the specialist stream of interactive media. It’s the ideal way to prepare you for entry into either:

Media Arts

Media arts focuses on the skill development over a broad range of arts practice and creative applications.

These include:

  • 2D imaging
  • graphic design
  • digital video
  • interactive design

The major production project assists with folio development, essential for entry into further education or other arts practice opportunities.

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Interactive Digital Media students’ work showcased in the 2016 States of Blue West Projections Festival

Careers in screen and media

Example job titles include:

  • digital artist
  • interactive media editor
  • web designer.

Course structure

To be awarded CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media, a student must successfully complete a total of thirteen (13) units of competency, consisting of:

- three (3) core units, and;

- ten (10) elective units, of which:

- eight (8) units must be selected from the electives listed in the qualification, and;

- two (2) units may be selected from the remaining listed electives or any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

Specialisation
The Polytechnic currently offers the following specialisation: Interactive Media

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use basic skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the screen, media and entertainment industries. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

This course has been packaged with a media arts focus, which concentrates on the skill development over a broad range of arts practice and creative applications. These include 2D imaging, graphic design, digital video and interactive design. The major production project assists with folio development, essential for entry into further education or other arts practice opportunities.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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Direct applications due 31 December 2018.

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