Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Certificate IV in Screen and Media - CUA41220

VOCATIONAL

Explore the different facets of screen and media with an expansive introduction to the discipline.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Fees:

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Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City
Entry score:

Not applicable

Fees:

Not applicable

Overview

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 applicaiton 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.

Why study screen and media at RMIT?

Learn from the best

RMIT is ranked #4 in Oceania and #40 globally for media and communications studies.*

A generalist approach

Sample classes from key areas of screen and media to find the field you're most passionate about.

Specialised facilities

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 2022]

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Details

Learning and teaching

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.

Assessment methods

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.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this diploma and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

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:

  • location and studio camera operation
  • vision and sound editing
  • digital design, including interface and application design
  • animation and storyboarding 
  • creative production planning and management
  • creative industry investigation and work practices.

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.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Screen and Media
Program code: C4422
National curriculum code: CUA41220

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Screen and Media
City Campus
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
C4422
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Plan code
C4422
CRICOS

VTAC Code

If you are eligible to apply via VTAC, copy and paste the below code into VTAC search.

  • Plan C4422 - 3200311414

Please ensure that you have checked the admissions requirements and apply page before applying.

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

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:

  • camera assistant
  • editor
  • content producer
  • assistant director
  • production assistant
  • UX/UI designer
  • mobile/app developer
  • concept/storyboard artist
  • 2D animation/artist.

Admissions

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.

 

Mandatory personal statement:

Applicants are required to complete and submit the following Personal Statement:

  • Please describe a piece of media content you have been inspired by recently and explain why. (e.g. animation, game, app, TV / web /streaming series, movie) 
  • What area(s) of screen and media are you are interested in and why?
  • What are your aspirations / ambitions related to your field of interest?  E.g., Further study, personal or creative development, entering workforce, etc.
  • What experience do you have with screen and media (if any)?

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.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

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.

You must meet the entry requirements to gain access to this course. Please contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options.

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.

Fees

2023 fees

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.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$950* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$4,750* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$11,000* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

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Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • 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.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**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

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

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 2023 is $326. 

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.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

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).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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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.