Discover your niche with foundational study across multiple areas with the Certificate IV in Screen and Media.
Throughout your study in this certificate, you will have the opportunity to sample all key areas of media production. Explore sound and vision editing, create storyboards, learn the basics of 2D animation, user interface and application design, operate location and studio camera systems, and learn about the different roles in a screen and media production environment.
Designed for students with a keen interest in media, this certificate introduces you to roles and tasks within a creative professional environment and sets you up for a generalist career, or as an entryway into more specialised study. In addition to your media studies, you will also gain transferable soft skills that help you to thrive in any workplace, including how to manage priorities and work effectively in creative industries.
RMIT is ranked #4 in Oceania and in the top 50 globally for media and communications studies.*
Sample classes from key areas of screen and media to find the field you're most passionate about.
Study in purpose-built and state-of-the-art facilities and learn with the tools and software used in industry practice.
*[QS rankings by subject 2023]
Please note: this certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.
Throughout this certificate, your learning will emphasise practical applications of your newly developed knowledge and skills. You will learn through creative projects, productions and activities both independently and within group contexts.
Your classes will largely be taught in studio format, or computer lab-based environments. You'll use industry-standard production equipment and Adobe Creative Suite, mirroring industry best practice.
Your assessment in this certificate will include both portfolio submissions and the demonstration of skills acquired through your study. Some of your assessments will be group-based, but many projects will be conducted and graded independently.
Other assessment may include presentations, reports, assignments and projects.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Throughout this certificate, you will undertake and be assessed on activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your practice.
The teachers in this course are active practitioners with current knowledge of trends and work practices, who prepare you for employment opportunities in the digital media and screen production industries, and further education.
As part of your study in this certificate, you will undertake four core subjects and nine electives.
The areas of learning covered throughout your study include:
There is a strong emphasis on the practical application of learning through creative projects, productions and activities that incorporate the skills and knowledge requirements of each subject. Students will work on both individual and group projects over the duration of the course.
Delivery is primarily in studio and computer lab-based environments. Students will use a variety of current industry standard production equipment and a variety of applications within the Adobe Creative Suite.
Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.
Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The broad foundational theoretical and practical knowledge you gain from this certificate will set you up for entry-level work within screen and media contexts, or for more specialised study at a higher level.
Professional roles and employment outcomes include:
You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.
There are no minimum academic entry requirements for this program. Applicants must meet the minimum University Entry requirements for this program.
Applicants are required to complete and submit the following Personal Statement:
Your application to this qualification will not be considered until the required Personal Statement has been submitted.
Entry into this program may be competitive, and applications are assessed in the order that they are received while places are still available.
There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.
A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.
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.
Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.
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.
Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.
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.
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
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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.
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility
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 2024 is $351.
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.
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).
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.