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STUDY screen & media

If you dream of a career working in Film, Media and TV as a Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Producer, Director, Documentary Filmmaker, Editor or Multimedia Specialist, this course is for you.

Taught by experts who are actively working in diverse sectors of the screen and media industry, including pre and post-production, screenwriting, directing and more, the Screen & Media course will help students develop the necessary skills to succeed nationally and internationally.

Exploring storytelling techniques, new filmmaking technologies, distribution and marketing strategies, and cutting-edge information within today’s media landscape, you’ll be mentored in developing a long-lasting career in screen and media. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working as filmmakers, screenwriters and media producers.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Through our industry partnerships, students have opportunities to partake in a variety of real-world business experiences, gaining access to industry connections. Students also have the option of studying the diploma online, where they maintain access to Collarts's high quality education and world-class technologies from the comfort of their own home.

Students graduate with a well-rounded understanding of the media industry in Australia and overseas.

CLICK HERE FOR FEE INFORMATION
CLICK HERE FOR INTAKE DATES
CLICK HERE FOR INDICATIVE ENROLMENT NUMBERS

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of screen and media, production, and filmmaking

Gain knowledge and create multimedia projects like short films, TV episodes, advertising content, and documentaries

Get valuable insight into the screen and media industry from experienced teachers

Access exclusive internship and volunteer opportunities with renowned industry partners

Study in our world-class studios, creative spaces and classrooms

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

→ Study the diploma online from the comfort of your own home

→  FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees)

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT SCREEN & MEDIA

HOW SEAN COUSINS FINDS HUMAN TRUTH IN FILMMAKING

If there's one thing that's for sure about the Head of Collarts' new course in Screen & Media, it's that Sean Cousins is passionate. Over 20 years of filmmaking, Sean has lived in India, filmed bears in Alaska, seen the effects of pollution on national parks and more, but he's not one to spin anecdotes; instead, he's an inspiring advocate for telling human stories through the screen.

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COLLARTS ASKS: WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO STUDY AT COLLARTS?

O-Week saw hundreds of new students stepping on the path to success and introduced into the Collarts community. We asked O-Week attendees from both the Design and Entertainment faculties what exactly made Collarts the best choice for them, and what we got were passionate creatives ready to take ahold of their own future.

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Collarts Launches Online Diploma of Screen & Media

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.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Falls-Festival
  • Groovin-The-Moo-2020
  • Peel-Street-Festival
  • Ego Expo
  • UNIFY Gathering
  • A-Hitch-To-The-Sticks
  • Atom Awards Logo

"Our ambition is to produce graduates with industry best practice skills, expectations and standards, and the way to do that is to work in a structured, creative, collaborative environment."

SEAN COUSINS

Head of Screen & Media

Student filming scene
BACHELOR

BACHELOR OF SCREEN & MEDIA

 

The Bachelor of Screen & Media is ideal for students wanting to work in diverse sectors of the screen and media industry, including pre and post-production, screenwriting, and directing.

The Bachelor degree can be completed in six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or part-time equivalent. 

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of screen and media, production, and filmmaking

Gain knowledge and create multimedia projects like short films, TV episodes, advertising content, and documentaries

Get valuable insight into the screen and media industry from experienced teachers

Access exclusive internship and volunteer opportunities with renowned industry partners

Study in our world-class studios, creative spaces and classrooms

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Screen & Media are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 0101953 (2 years)/104508G (3 years) & 0101954 (2 trimesters)/104469J (3 trimesters).

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA

 

The Diploma of Screen & Media is ideal for students wanting to work in diverse sectors of the screen and media industry, including pre and post-production, screenwriting, and directing.

The diploma can be completed in two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or part-time equivalent, where you will have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

The diploma is also available to study online, where students can gain access to the same high-quality education and world-class facilities as they would face-to-face. 

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of screen and media, production, and filmmaking

Gain knowledge and create multimedia projects like short films, TV episodes, advertising content, and documentaries

Get valuable insight into the screen and media industry from experienced teachers

Access exclusive internship and volunteer opportunities with renowned industry partners

Study in our world-class studios, creative spaces and classrooms

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

Study the diploma online from the comfort of your own home

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Screen & Media are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 0101953 (2 years)/104508G (3 years) & 0101954 (2 trimesters)/104469J (3 trimesters).

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a 300-word essay on their interest in the field

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

→ Click Here for International Student Admission Requirements

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCAL, VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

The Diploma can be used as a pathway into the Bachelor degree

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

BACHELOR APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent

VCAL students are not eligible for the Bachelor until they have successfully completed the diploma

If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE APPLICANTS

If none of the above qualifications have successfully been completed, applicants must be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Non-Year 12 applicants may apply directly on the website, and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

Year 12 applicants must apply through VTAC. VTAC opens in August each year. Place the appropriate Collarts course into one of your preferences and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

International Students Apply Here

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May, and September
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Number of Units
8 in Diploma
24 in Bachelor
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Duration
Diploma 8 Months
Bachelor 2 Years
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus, Online
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Experience
60 Hours of Practical Placement
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,502.90 per unit
International Fees
International Fees
$2,916 per unit

Course structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus
FIRST YEAR SCREEN & MEDIA STUDIES CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION PRACTICE
Trimester 1 Critical Thinking: Screen & Media Theory Stories on Screen Introduction to Production Video & Digital Filmmaking
Trimester 2 Screen Genres Screenwriting Production for New Technologies & Multi-Platform Delivery Smartphone Filmmaking
Trimester 3 Australian Screen Cultures Screen Narrative Screen Craft Episodic Narrative
SECOND YEAR SCREEN & MEDIA STUDIES CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION PRACTICE
Trimester 1 Global Screen Cultures Produce Narrative Documentary Soundtrack for Screen Branded Content
Trimester 2 Impact, Distribution & Marketing Capstone Development Documentary Production Professional Inquiry
Trimester 3 Screen Studies & Creative Capstone Project 1/2 Screen Studies & Creative Capstone Project 2/2 Industry Placement Creative Entrepreneurship

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Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Sat-Sun – 9am-7pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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