Media Production

If you dream of a career in film or television, CIT’s Media Production courses will lay the foundations for a brilliant career. These courses will introduce you to media production through a range of practical tasks involved in film, television and digital media. This crucial knowledge base will make you ready to join the Australian media industry.

The Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses provide the detailed knowledge you will need to lead in the media industry and pursue careers in direction and the management of productions. You will develop advanced skills in media functions such as in film and TV production, sound, research, editing and filmmaking. By completing the Advanced Diploma, you will be able to work confidently and efficiently in studio or location settings at all levels of the industry.

  • Course Details

    Certificate III in Screen and Media | CUA31015
    CRICOS: 090380D

    Certificate IV in Screen and Media | CUA41215
    CRICOS: 092830M

    Diploma of Screen and Media | CUA51015
    CRICOS: 092831K

    Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media | CUA60615
    CRICOS: 092832J

  • Course Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
    Certificate III: 6 months Certificate IV: 6 months Diploma: 6 months Advanced Diploma: 6 months

    Offered as a 2 year package only.

  • Course Intake

    2021 Semester 1 (February)

    2022 Semester 1 (February)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:

    2020-2021: Semester 1 - $7,250 Semester 2 - $7,250

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate III: Material fees: $335, Crew shirt: $40 approx., External hard drive: $95 approx.
    Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma: Material fees: $410-480

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2020 and 2021 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent) with passes in English and one or more units in media, information technology or creative art
    • A portfolio of recent work or work that demonstrates your aptitude for design. Portfolios may contain examples of design solutions from a range of activities and media types and may include: drawing, photography, painting, printmaking or any graphic design projects you have undertaken OR
    • Attend an interview to demonstrate skills and knowledge equivalent to those gained in the Certificate III in Media

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements

    Students must meet one of the following English requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (no band score less than 5.0)
    • TOEFL iBT - 60
    • PTE Academic - 50 (minimum of 36 in each band)
    • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 169
    • Successful completion of CIT's English for Study and Life (Advanced)
  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Screen and Media | CUA31015 – 11 subjects

    Core: Complete all 3 subjects

    • BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
    • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    • CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry

    Electives: Complete all 8 subjects

    • CUACAM201 Assist with a basic camera shoot
    • CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions
    • CUACAM302 Rig camera infrastructure
    • CUAPOS201 Perform basic vision and sound editing
    • CUASOU202 Perform basic sound editing
    • CUASOU203 Assist with sound recordings
    • CUAWRT302 Write simple stories
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Screen and Media | CUA41215 - 13 subjects

    (Subjects completed in the Certificate III will not need to be completed again)

    Core: complete all 3 subjects

    • BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
    • BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
    • CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices

    Electives: Complete 10 of 11 subjects

    • BSBCRT403 Explore the history and social impact of creativity
    • CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
    • CUAANM403 Create titles for screen productions
    • CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content
    • CUACAM402 Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
    • CUADIG304 Create visual design components
    • CUAPPM302 Plan and prepare program content
    • CUAPPM404 Produce programs and program segments
    • CUASOU410 Record sound on location
    • CUASOU411 Coordinate sound recording operations on location
    • CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Screen and Media | CUA51015 - 15 Subjects

    (Subjects completed in the Certificate IV will not need to be completed again)

    Core: complete all 3 subjects

    • BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
    • CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
    • CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice

    Electives: Complete 12 of 14 subjects

    • BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
    • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
    • BSBREL401 Establish networks
    • CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
    • CUAANM403 Create titles for screen productions
    • CUABRD402 Vision mix television productions
    • CUADRT401 Direct television programs and segments
    • CUALGT402 Implement lighting designs
    • CUAPOS401 Edit screen content for fast turnaround
    • CUASOU503 Develop sound designs
    • CUASOU505 Implement sound designs
    • CUAWRT402 Write extended stories
    • BSBMKG527 Plan social media engagement
    • CUADRT501 Direct rehearsals of performers
  • Course Subjects - Advanced Diploma

    Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media | CUA51015 - 16 Subjects

    (Subjects completed in the Diploma will not need to be completed again)

    Core: complete all 3 subjects

    • CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    • CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice
    • CUAPPR605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work

    Electives: Complete 13 of 14 subjects

    • CUACAM601 Direct cinematography for screen productions
    • CUADRT502 Direct performers for screen productions
    • CUADRT601 Establish the creative vision for screen productions
    • CUADRT602 Audition and select performers
    • CUADRT603 Direct screen production crews
    • CUADRT604 Devise camera coverage
    • CUADRT605 Collaborate with editors during post-production
    • CUALGT504 Develop lighting designs
    • CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions
    • CUAPPM502 Realise productions
    • CUAPPM603 Plan and manage film and media pre-production
    • CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments
    • CUAWRT601 Write scripts
    • CUAWRT602 Edit scripts

    *Not all electives will be offered each semester
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Advanced Diploma: Producer, researcher, presenter, studio manager, technical assistant, director, director’s assistant, digital editor, project manager, camera operator, lighting technician, audio technician, production coordinator, audio/video streamer, independent film maker, media officer, data manager, script editor, sound designer.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    While industry placement is not a course requirement, CIT’s connections to industry may provide opportunities for students to undertake unpaid work placements.

    Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.

    We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Certificate III in Screen and Media 6 months
    Certificate IV in Screen and Media 6 months
    Diploma of Screen and Media 6 months
    Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media 6 months
    = 2 years of study