Good news for aspiring filmmakers who have always wanted to balance their home life with an adventure into the world of film: Collarts is officially offering the Diploma of Screen & Media online.
Learning from day one, students will grasp the ropes of what it takes to be a storyteller through the screen, and acquire the skills and experience to write, produce, direct, edit, and budget for film, TV, online content, and more.
“The industry is changing, but it is buoyant, and this course is designed to take advantage of those changes to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to kickstart your career,” Head of Screen & Media Sean Cousins says.
Head of Screen & Media, Sean Cousins.
Not to mention, learning from home doesn’t mean you won’t have access to our world-class technology. Provided by Collarts, students will receive a mobile filmmaker kit, including an iPad, camera and editing software, and a compact tripod in a road case.
Sean points out that this is the beauty in the course.
“You could successfully complete this diploma while on a road trip around Australia. All you need is daily access to the internet and the time to engage with the learning and your fellow students.”
"The online course is designed to enable aspiring storytellers and content creators to build their creative muscles without having to attend campus. We will provide you with the tools and expert teaching support to do so. Your lecturers and supervisors are the same people who teach in the face-to-face degree course. Yet, even if you're living on a remote cattle station or in a Winnebago, you will not be disadvantaged in your learning pathway."
The Collarts-style practical learning experience is preserved over the internet in other ways too. The online course guarantees you’ll be creating content all the time, culminating in a short film or music video, and taking advantage of industry-standard software like Yamdu.
Sean says this course is a unique offering that will appeal to people who have perhaps dreamed for years of becoming screen content creators, but for reasons of distance or time or family commitments can't manage an on-campus course.
"Whether you see it as a stepping stone to further education or just want to learn how to make really excellent content for your travel vlog, this course will extend you and allow you to achieve your creative potential," he explains.
Alongside the soft skills of collaboration, teamwork, and flexing your creative muscles in remote group projects, the online diploma can also be a convenient pathway into pursuing the Bachelor of Screen & Media.
Applications are open now—so don’t be afraid to craft your passion for film into a real, successful career.