Diploma of Screen and Media (Film & Television)

Jobs and Skills WA: Creative film and television courses
Ready to light up the big (and little!) screen?

With this qualification you'll build on your experience with quality training delivered in industry standard studios and on professionally-run productions; using the latest software, programs and equipment through practical and hands on training that will prepare you for working as part of a television or film crew.

The course focuses on on conceptual, creative and technical production techniques and processes; including producing, production planning, advanced cinematography, editing, post-production and visual effects, colour grading, scriptwriting, development and interpretation, and directing. You'll learn how to operate professional cameras and sound equipment; edit video and audio using industry-standard software; lighting techniques; work as part of a media production crew; and develop script content ideas for production.

Industry: Creative Industries
National course code: CUA51020 | WA State ID: AC75

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The demand for content creators is growing around the world

This course provides the hands-on knowledge required in the collaborative field of filmmaking. You'll get the opportunity to put knowledge and theory into practice working on a variety of films to develop a wide range of industry skills. You will gain on-set experience in various roles while building vital knowledge in the craft of filmmaking.

The aim of the course is to prepare you for industry by encouraging best practise teamwork in the pursuit of compelling storytelling.

Once completed you can continue on to Advanced Diploma where there are opportunities to focus on specific disciplines such as directing, cinematography, producing, editing, production design and sound.

If you continue with your studies you could also find yourself on a path to becoming a:

  • Camera Operator
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Writer
  • Production Designer

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