The best cinematographers are storytellers whose chosen language is light, dark and the muted shades between. A cinematographer can shoot an audience to the edge of their seats in suspense, shroud their faces in fear, entice them to fall in love or fall on the floor laughing…
The Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media is a full-time two-year experience learning, living and breathing visual storytelling, developed to help aspiring filmmakers find a unique voice to tell the stories that matter to them.
The course is customised to deliver a practical, hands-on immersive learning experience that allows you to create your own films across various genres; work as a cinematographer or director of photography on other student projects; and collaborate on five fully funded film projects of your own: two narrative films, a music video, a television commercial (TVC) working with an industry grip and gaffer, and a mini doco.
In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and skills in the use of cameras, lenses and lighting, we emphasise the role of the cinematographer in pre and post-production and the technologies and processes required for data-wrangling, editing, compositing, grading and finishing. After graduation, films made remain the intellectual property of the filmmaker – and provide students an instant, professional showreel, ready to roll out to prospective clients and employers.
Students who successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media may be eligible for advanced standing into the Bachelor of Creative Industries, major in Screen Studies at WA Screen Academy, partnered with Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
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