CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media
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VU course code:CUA51015
Study mode:Full Time
Delivery mode:BlendedFace to FaceWorkplace
Duration:1 year full time
Learn the practical and technical skills required to become a make-up artist, or technician, in the entertainment industry.
This course is offered with a Specialist Make-up Services specialisation. It prepares you to work in the television, film and theatre industry as a make-up design and special effects professional. You will extend your knowledge through the use of sculpting, body art, airbrushing and styling of hair and wigs. In this course you will also gain an understanding of business plans, marketing and client interactions necessary in this industry.
Our graduates enter the industry as freelance professionals in a variety of behind-the-scene production roles. Many have also found career-building positions in Australian network television. Australian and International graduates are also actively working in media industries in Europe, USA and Asia.
The growth in digital television and online content delivery has seen the rise of new job roles and opportunities within the industry. Industry professionals regularly turn to Victoria Polytechnic students and graduates to fill roles in all aspects of:
media special effects
body art and face painting events
feature film and television productions
fashion and wedding photography
This program aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as:
- make-up artist / designer
- hair stylist / designer
special make-up artist / designer.
Find out more about pathways and credits.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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 +61 3 9919 6100 to discuss RPL options with the course manager.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries.
To be awarded CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media, a student must successfully complete a total of fifteen (15) units of competency, consisting of:
- three (3) core units, and;
- twelve (12) Elective Units, of which:
- ten (10) units must be selected from the electives listed within 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 IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level.
All electives chosen must support the overall integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and must be in accordance with the packaging rules specified in CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package and the University's approval.
Victoria Polytechnic currently offers the following specialisation(s):Specialist Make-up Services.
Specialisation: Specialist Make-up Services
To be awarded this specialisation, the following additional packaging rules must be adhered to:
- Six (6) specialist units must be selected from Group B, and must include CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up and CUAMUP403 Style hair for performance or productions.
Group A Elective Units - Interactive Media
Group B Elective Units - Specialist Make-up Services
Group D Elective Units - General
Imported Elective Units
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.
The Training Package does not identify Admission Requirements for this course.
How to apply for this course
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.
Direct applications due 31 December 2017.
Consider whether you also wish to apply for:
Special admission: You can request special consideration be given to your application based on your individual situation.
Find out more about special admission or complete the Direct admissions special consideration application
- Extra credit for past skills and study - known as Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) or Skills recognition.
When you're ready:Apply direct to VU
You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).
Direct applications due 31 December 2017.
After you apply:
- It’s important to check for emails from us (remember to check your Spam folder).
- Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered
You can also contact us directly:
- Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
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