Diploma of Screen and Media
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: C5216
- Campus: City campus
- National curriculum code: CUF50107
Getting the right shot sometimes requires many takes. But you'll only need one program to gain the right skills for a screen career…this one.
In our screen and media programs, you'll develop the essential skills and knowledge you'll need in key areas like:
- concept development
Throughout your studies, we'll emphasise the importance of industry knowledge, collaboration, team building and professionalism.
Learning is via a combination of classes and screenings and through doing 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.
You must successfully complete the Diploma of Screen and Media before progressing to the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media.
1 year full-time
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English. You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
Year 12 applicants will usually apply for the Diploma and complete the suite of 2 programs (the Diploma and Advance Diploma) over 2 years full-time.
You'll learn the technical and managerial skills to plan, carry out and evaluate your work, both individually and as part of a team.
You'll learn the essentials of:
- camera and multi-camera
- genre studies
- Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
- production management
- special effects (VFX).
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
You'll be encouraged to do part-time, casual or volunteer work in the film and television industry, to develop your knowledge, apply your skills and acquire workplace experience.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
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.
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
Program entry requirements
Successful completion of Year 12/Foundation Studies program or equivalent or a relevant, recognised, post secondary Diploma or Certificate. Applicants with work experience will also be considered.
Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online explaining their reasons for wanting to study the course and include details of any relevant work or other experience.
How to apply
1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.
2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the nominated date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.
3. Check if you are eligible for a Victorian Government subsidised place. If not you will need to apply for a full-fee place.
4. Check the table below for how to apply.
5. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.
Level of study
Semester 2 (midyear)
Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma
Internal application (current students only)
Internal application (current students only)
Certificate III and below*
* Some Certificate III and below programs are administered by direct application to RMIT.
If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.
Tuition fees vary according to each program.
There are 2 tuition fee types:
- Victorian Government subsidised places where your fee is shared between you and the Victorian Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria
- full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost.
As a TAFE student you may be eligible for the following:
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.
In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.
Graduates of the Diploma of Screen and Media can progress to the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media.
Media and Communication
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.