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What will I learn?

If you wish to work in film, TV, radio, journalism, game development or animation this course will provide you with the advanced skills necessary to move ahead in the art, design, screen and media industries.

Course Notes

Students interested in the Screen & Media course will have the option of choosing 1 of 3 streams: Film and TV Stream, Computer Generated Imaging & Visual Effects (CGI & VFX) or Game Art stream.

Film and TV Stream

The Film and Television stream equips students with comprehensive production and post-production skills required in today's screen industry. Our training focuses on specific crew roles for on-set and location-based productions via current industry practices, which include:

Pre-production: management including budgeting and scheduling, contracts and location management

Production: including creative and technical skilling across several roles such as camera, lighting and sound recording

Post-production: editing including technical and creative skills regarding telling the story with images and sound design, editing and mixing.

Computer Generated Imaging & Visual Effects Stream (CGI & VFX)

This stream is for students that want to excel in the field of visual effects and 3D computer animation for television and cinema. It is essentially two courses rolled into one: TV production and 3D computer animation (incorporating Visual Effects). Students are taught the practical and theoretical aspects of the movie and television making process so that they understand where computer-generated imagery fits in the workflow of a production. With a hands-on practical approach by our passionate teaching staff, students get to use industry-standard 2D and 3D software and broadcast-standard hardware.

Game Art Stream

As a game art student you will learn the skills required of artists in game development. Game artists are chiefly modelers and textures but also have a broad knowledge of the game development process. This course puts particular emphasis on modeling, texturing, concept development and drawing. Students develop skills and knowledge in these key areas as well as project management, team work, simulations industry and a variety of delivery platforms.

*The 3 streams are very different; therefore students cannot swap from a diploma of one stream into the advanced diploma of another stream. Students will need to list their preferred preference when applying to TAFE SA.

Students would typically complete a package of courses, made up of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (2 semesters) and the Diploma of Screen and Media (2 semesters) for a total duration of 2 academic years (4 semesters). The cost of this package of courses is AUD $27,800.

Employment Outcomes

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (e.g. licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Directing) (CUA60620)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries. Their knowledge base may be specialised or broad. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 12 elective units.

Which department am I in?

Arts and Design

CRICOS

108456D

Study options

Full Time (52 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$14,250.00 (7,75,299) per year
Average cost per semester (6 months): AUD $7,125
Start date

30 January 2023

Venue

Adelaide College of the Arts Campus

39 Light Square,

ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum academic entry is completion of Year 12 or equivalent. IELTS Academic 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – iBT: Score of 46, with reading: 4-7, listening: 4-6, speaking: 14-15, and writing: 14-17; Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum 42 with 36 in all for communicative skills ((listening, reading, writing and speaking); Occupational English Test OET: Pass; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE): Overall score of 162 with a minimum of 154 in all bands; Intensive English Language Institute (IELI): English for Academic Purposes 2 (C grade); GCE O Levels English/1119 English: C6.

For international students

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of the Diploma of Screen and Media (Production Management)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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