SCREEN & MEDIA

 

Course Overview

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 degree is for you.

The Screen & Media degree is perfect for people wanting to produce the next generation of film and TV. Students will learn how to create cutting-edge media, with a focus on storytelling techniques and new filmmaking technologies. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within diverse sectors of the industry including screen, media, pre and post production, screenwriting, and directing. 

With a focus on screenwriting, filmmaking, documentary-making, distribution, and marketing strategies, you will gain the knowledge and skills to develop and manage a career in various screen and media industries. Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Students will have opportunities to apply their studies by partaking in sought-after internships and develop the necessary skills to succeed nationally and internationally.

You will also work closely with students from other courses—including music, audio and fashion—to gain a well-rounded understanding of creative industries.

WHAT YOU’LL BE STUDYING

Screen & Media Matrix

Bachelor Degree or Diploma? 

Collarts offers two qualifications within the Screen & Media course, a Bachelor of Screen & Media and a Diploma of Screen & Media. The Diploma is embedded within the Bachelor Degree. 

The Diploma consists of the first 2 trimesters of the 6 trimester Degree. Students may receive an offer into the Diploma or Bachelor Degree depending on their application and/or entry requirements. If students apply for, or receive an offer for the Diploma course, they may use the Diploma as a pathway into the Bachelor Degree. If they successfully pass the Diploma level qualification, they may then begin the Bachelor Degree in the 3rd trimester should they so choose.

If students apply for, or receive an offer for the Bachelor Degree, they must complete all 6 trimesters including trimesters 1 and 2, which are also considered a part of the embedded Diploma. If a student enrols into the Bachelor Degree and chooses to finish the course at the end of their 2nd trimester and they have successfully completed both trimesters, they may exit the course with the Diploma level qualification. Students enrolled in the Diploma and Degree will have classes together in the first two trimesters of their course. 

Please see course matrix above, outlining the embedded Diploma within the Bachelor degree.

Bachelor of Screen & Media

The Bachelor of Screen & Media will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of film and media production. The course ensures students develop practical skills and experience required to gain employment in the field of screen and media. The degree can be completed in six trimesters (two years) of full-time study. 

Throughout the degree, you will:

  • Create, develop and produce multimedia projects like short films, TV episodes, advertising content, and documentaries; 
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of screen and media, production, and filmmaking;
  • Gain knowledge and experience in filmmaking, pre and post-production, screenwriting, and directing;
  • Develop an industry relevant portfolio and capstone project;
  • Undertake a 60-hour work placement, alongside additional opportunities to partake in sought-after internships and experiences.

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

Diploma of Screen & Media

The Diploma of Screen & Media will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of film and media production. The course ensures students develop practical skills and experience required to gain employment in the field of screen and media.

Throughout the diploma, you will:

  • Create, develop and produce multimedia projects like short films, TV episodes, advertising content, and documentaries;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of screen and media, production, and filmmaking;
  • Gain knowledge and experience in filmmaking, pre and post-production, screenwriting, and directing;
  • Develop an industry relevant portfolio of creative projects;
  • Partake in sought-after internships and experiences.

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

Admission and Intake

The Bachelor and Diploma of Screen & Media are delivered at the George St Campus and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. 

Admission Criteria:

Bachelor of Screen & Media
Diploma of Screen & Media

For intake datesduration and links to learn more, click here.

Eligibility & Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for Collarts' Bachelor Degrees, you need to have successfully completed ONE of the following OR or be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply.

  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Interstate or New Zealand equivalent to VCE ie. HSC, QCE, TCE, WACE, SACE, NTCE, ACT Year 12 Certificate, or NCEA (New Zealand)
  • Overseas Secondary Year 12 Equivalent

To be eligible to apply for Collarts' Diplomas, you need to have successfully completed ONE of the following:

  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Year 12 Senior Level
  • Interstate or New Zealand Vocational Equivalent to VCAL ie. QCIA
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Interstate or New Zealand equivalent to VCE ie. HSC, QCE, TCE, WACE, SACE, NTCE, ACT Year 12 Certificate, or NCEA (New Zealand)
  • Overseas Secondary Year 12 Equivalent

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.

Collarts does not have subject prerequisites and does not require a minimum ATAR rank.

FEE-HELP and Fees

For more information on FEE-HELPFees and Tuition Assurance, click here.

For more information on International Student Fees, click here.

Admissions Requirements

ALL APPLICANTS: Applicants must undertake a 30 minute interview. During the interview we will ask you questions about your knowledge and experience within your field of interest as well as discuss your course choice with you. 

Diploma – 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 is no ATAR minimum or subject requirements.

Bachelor – 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 is no ATAR minimum or subject requirements.

Course Intake Dates: We run 3 intakes throughout the year, February, May, and September. Please see our Course Dates page for more information.

How To Apply

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

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