The course is divided into 2 tiers comprising 15 units of competency; each tier is structured around a specific project and a particular set of skills.
The process of Film making Vision, Craft and Collaboration
Tier 1 provides an overview of the components of the entire filmmaking process, artistic and technical; and the collaborative attitudes and skills the process requires. The focus will be on the basic tools for making a screen production, the grammar and history of filmmaking, developing a concept, writing characters and stories, experiencing the production process, working with performers from casting through to post, translating a script from page to screen, and using equipment such as camera, lights, sound recording gear, editing software etc. This process will highlight the importance of techniques for visual storytelling and collaboration with the various team members.
The implementation of learnt craft application and skills
This Tier offers a deeper knowledge of the specific expressive tools at a filmmaker’s disposal, and how these elements can be used to an individual project. Tier 2 looks in more detail at the use of sound and dialogue, as well as an introduction to the expressive options and choices available to filmmakers. Students will be challenged to look at their individual creative processes and outputs as artists, including introductory classes on marketing, festivals, distribution and industry career paths.
CONTINUING STUDIES AFTER THE DIPLOMA..
While our Diploma of Screen and Media is a comprehensive program with dedicated student and employment outcomes we also understand that you may wish to pursue higher level studies. We therefore would like to assure you that we are currently working on the development of new programs and pathways in order to provide you with the opportunity to undertake advanced training to further develop your skills beyond those of the one year Diploma. The details around such opportunities will be provided to you in due course.