DurationFull-time 1 year
DurationFull-time 1 year
AU$23,500 (2022 annual)
The Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Directing) is delivered as part of a sequence, beginning with the Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation). Upon satisfactory completion of the diploma you will be eligible to progress to the advanced diploma.
This advanced diploma gives you the broad base necessary to move ahead in the art, design, screen and media industries. RMIT is renowned as Australia's leader in screen, interactive and new media education. We'll provide you with a creative and supportive environment of artistic and intellectual investigation with great opportunities to forge industry connections.
Learning in this advanced diploma is through a combination of:
- computer lab
- location and studio-based exercises and productions.
You'll have access to professional equipment and facilities and be encouraged to develop and produce innovative screen content to industry standard.
Although you'll be working in a group and collaborative environment, you will be individually assessed for each of your productions. You will be taught by industry experts that have both the professional experience and ability to share their knowledge and skills.
Many field trips take place to film on location.
You will be assessed on folio content as well as demonstration of acquired skills and knowledge. Some assessments will be group-focused, but most projects will be individually conducted and assessed.
Screen and Media staff are active in the industry and hold strong connections with multi-disciplinary production organisations and communities. With the VICSCREEN strategy outlining record investment in the industry, a vision of establishing Victoria as a world-class screen centre, growing jobs, and fostering homegrown talent, there has never been a better time to get involved.
You'll be encouraged to undertake part-time, casual or volunteer work in the screen and media industries to develop your knowledge, apply your skills and acquire workplace experience.
You'll be admitted into the Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation) and upon successful completion, you'll apply to commence the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Directing), completing the 2 programs over 2 years full-time..
The Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Directing) will develop the essential skills and knowledge you'll require for key areas such as:
- concept development
- production management
Throughout your studies, we'll emphasise the importance of industry knowledge, collaboration, team building and professionalism.
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Program code: C6172
National curriculum code: CUA60620
Our graduates enter the industry as freelance professionals in a variety of production roles. Many have also found career-building positions in Australian network television.
Australian and international graduates are also actively working in media industries in Europe, USA and Asia.
Television content is in demand due to the growth in television channels, which has seen the rise of new job roles and opportunities within the industry as well as the increased funding of projects and facilities.
Industry professionals regularly turn to RMIT students and graduates to fill roles in all aspects of TV and film production.
Careers you may pursue after completing this qualification include:
Successful completion of the Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation) or equivalent.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Upper Intermediate Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
This course offers pathway into further study at RMIT
Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree and helping you get the degree you want.
Graduates of this course will be eligible for exemptions from or entry into the courses below, subject to meeting the entry requirements. For more information, explore our Pathway finder, or contact Study@RMIT.
Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Directing) guarantees entry into the BP343 Bachelor of Business with 96 credit points exemption.
Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Directing) you may be eligible for entry and credit into one of the following programs:
Credit and recognition of prior learning
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Find out if you might be eligible.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2022 government subsidised place: AU$10,250* per annum
- 2022 full-fee place: AU$16,250* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
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