Certificate IV in Screen and Media
The television industry requires skilled graduates who can work without needing on-the-job technical and production training. This program is where industry professionals look to fill that demand.
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This is a one-year, intensely practical program that will prepare you to enter the industry upon graduation.
Our teaching staff includes world-class industry experts who currently work in broadcast production, allowing students to gain industry-level skills with the potential to be employment-ready upon graduation.
Areas of study include:
- audio and video production
- vision mixing systems and equipment
- studio & location television production
- computer graphics and editing
- studio and location camera operation.
You will also have opportunities to take part in industry-based projects.
This program has close links with community television such as RMITV, which produces TV shows on Channel 31. This program also leads to further study for students wishing to advance their skills.
This program is taught via a combination of studio-based sessions, on-location filming and post-production learning.
Throughout one year of intense learning, you will gain an understanding of and ability the fundamental skills required to work in the television industry.
In the studio you will be taught skills required to work on day-to-day television productions including how to bump in and bump out, how to shoot for television using multiple cameras and other fundamentals of production.
You will learn how to install lighting and how to record sound efficiently on location shoots out of the studio. These skills will prepare you to enter the television industry competent to work across a variety of productions and roles.
Additionally in this one-year course, you will learn post-production skills in editing. You will be able to edit vision and audio, as well as other required techniques and visual effects used in television production.
These classes are supported by core units which will help further develop a comprehensive understanding of how to work individually and as part of a team in the screen and media industry.
Some of your classes will be taught in RMIT’s brand new Media Precinct which embraces cutting edge technology connected to robust 48-core optic fibre backbone infrastructure, ultra-high definition 4K video acquisition. Productions you work on will be streamed live-to-the-web (giving a global audience) and some collaborative productions will be broadcast on free-to-air television via Melbourne Community TV Channel 31.
All academic staff are professionally qualified teachers with substantial industry experience. You will be challenged to refine and practise your skills through industry projects.
All programs are delivered in English. You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You'll be encouraged to do part-time, casual, workplace experience or volunteer work in media and television industries to further develop your skills and apply your knowledge.
You’ll also have access to industry-based guest lecturers and have the opportunity to network throughout your studies, increasing your employment opportunities upon graduation.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
This program includes a suite of production-based classes clustered into 3 main disciplines - Studio, Location and Post-production - where you'll learn:
- bump in bump out productions
- shoot television in a multi camera environment
- vision-mix television productions
- realise productions.
- shoot a range of television material
- implement lighting designs
- record sound on location.
- edit vision and audio
- create digital visual effects
- colour grade moving images.
These classes are supported by core units such as occupational health and safety, critical thinking and working in the screen and media industry.
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Program code: C4374
National curriculum code: CUA41215
The screen and media environment is constantly evolving. These changes are reflected in our up-to-date course content ensuring you are taught the most current skills needed to work in industry.
Advancements in technology that are creating new levels of content have increased the size of the industry, from TV to online, resulting in the creation of new job roles.
Graduate positions and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- technical assistant
- lighting assistant
- production coordinator
- assistant director
- studio operator
- camera operator/assistant
- production assistant
- sound editor
- lighting designer
- vision editor
- video split operator.
There are no minimum academic requirements.
You must attend an interview.
All applications must be submitted by the dates noted below for each VTAC round:
- Early round (Non year 12 only): 27 September 2018
- Main round (All applicants): 30 November 2018
- All subsequent rounds (if places are available): 7 February 2019
Direct applicants, including RMIT current or recent students, please submit your application by 15 February 2019. Please note applications will be assessed until this date unless places are filled prior.
Interviews will be held in October (VTAC Early round) and November/December (VTAC main round).
For all subsequent rounds and direct applicants, interviews will be arranged after you have submitted your application.
Overseas or interstate applicants unable to attend must email firstname.lastname@example.org for arrangements. Advisory letters will be sent in late October (Early round) and late December (Main round).
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’.
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. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
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 2019 is $303.
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.