Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CUA60615

One year full time - two semesters of 21 weeks each

The Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA60615) deepens your creative and technical skills, and prepares you for entry into the industry.

You may enrol in either our Drama or Documentary Stream.

Drama Stream:

You will write and direct a short narrative film (between 10 - 15 minutes) and choose one craft specialization from:

  • Producing
  • Production Design
  • Cinematography
  • Sound
  • Documentary
  • Editing

Documentary Stream:

You will write and direct a short documentary (10 – 23 minutes) and undertake our documentary craft package (including cinematography, editing and sound).

In the Advanced Diploma you have the benefit of studying in very small class sizes within your craft area.

Every film screens at our prestigious Sydney Film School Festival.

Within your craft area you will work across a slate of short films which will provide the team with a portfolio ready for distribution. Our in-house Distribution Officer manages entry of select films into the international film festival circuit and other emerging forms of distribution.

At the end of the course you will be offered a work placement to help launch your career. Our sister business, the Sydney Film Studios also offers opportunities to Advanced Diploma graduates.

Advanced Diploma graduates have exceptional emplyment rates in the industry.

Advanced Diploma graduates may apply for an exclusive exchange scholarships to two international film schools, the École Superieure des Études Cinematographiques (in Paris) and the Instituto di Cinema Madrid.

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