4B Screen and Media College:
Located in Gosford, between Sydney and Newcastle on the Central Coast of NSW, 4B Screen and Media College currently offers the Diploma of Screen & Media, a nationally recognised professional qualification in the television, film and digital media industries. In this part-time one-year course, next generation content creators and visual storytellers will develop the practical skills for writing, producing, directing, shooting and editing their own media projects, in addition to gaining experience alongside their instructors and mentors in a real professional industry environment on real commercial projects.
Diploma of Screen and Media Course:
1 year part-time course
This Diploma is designed to introduce you to a range of specialised technical and managerial competencies used in the professional screen and media industry. You will learn the fundamentals of film, television and media production, and the required standards of practise as you develop your skills within a thriving media production house environment.
The course will be available for those students who are 16 years or older and have completed Year 10. English ability will need to be at the IELTS 5.5 (International English Language Testing System) level or higher, since written and oral forms of communication are an important part of the course.
- Establish and Maintain Safe Creative Practices
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice.
It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues.
- Make a Presentation
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.
This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. They contribute well developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.
- Collaborate in a Creative Process
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collaborate in a creative process that is underpinned by a commitment to trust and ethics. It applies to individuals who are involved in what is traditionally considered a creative endeavour but is also very important in broader business and community activities where creative team effort is highly valued.
- Edit Screen Content for a Fast Turnaround
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use non-linear digital facilities to edit screen content for fast turnaround.
It applies to individuals with a reasonable level of experience who are involved in editing for daily programs such as television news and current affairs. At times they work on more complex programs of a formatted or routine nature, or on the editing of daily rushes for feature films.
- Develop Storylines and Treatments
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a narrative or storyline.
It applies to individuals who work at a senior level in a range of film, television and digital media productions. Writers apply skills to take script development from outline to storyline, while storyliners develop storylines for ongoing narrative material and turn story outlines into scene breakdowns. They work collaboratively with story editors, script producers and script editors.
- Coordinate Film and Media Production Services and Resources
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate administrative and resource requirements prior to and during productions including dramas, documentaries, and television or radio coverage of live concerts and events, theatre productions and festivals.
It applies to individuals who work as production coordinators, unit managers and first assistant directors in supervising a team and reporting to a production manager, or a director or producer
- Shoot a Wide Range of Screen Content
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, set up and shoot a wide range of screen content using professional video equipment in a single camera environment.
It applies to individuals who usually work without supervision, either as employees of a production house or as freelancers on assignment. Individuals often need to collaborate with producers, directors and production professionals to achieve the camera, sound and lighting outcomes of the shoot.
- Maintain and Apply Creative Arts Knowledge
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain creative arts industry knowledge, and monitor and manage own professional practice. It applies to individuals with advanced research and analysis skills working as practitioners, administrators or managers. They could be working in the public or private sector in a variety of contexts.
- Record Sound on Location
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record dialogue and sound effects on location for a screen production.
It applies to individuals who record dialogue and live sound effects in outdoor and indoor locations for a range of screen productions. They must work cooperatively with performers and other production crew members.
- Create Titles For Screen Productions
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and develop opening titles and captions for screen productions including film and television, games and e-learning resources. It applies to individuals who generate digital titles and work collaboratively with directors and post-production personnel to meet deadlines.
- Direct Performers For Screen Productions
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to direct performers during filming or recording of screen productions.
It applies to individuals responsible for visualising and defining the style and structure of screen productions. They apply high-level communication and management skills to inspire and motivate their team to realise their creative vision. They operate with a high degree of autonomy, need to collaborate with technical and administrative personnel, and require flexibility to make compromises where necessary.
- Direct Cinematography For Screen Productions
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to devise and manage single and multi-camera shoots across a wide range of screen, media and entertainment productions. It applies to individuals responsible for composing shots and lighting scenes to provide screen productions with their unique visual look. They work closely with directors and camera and lighting crews to achieve the required creative outcomes. The final call on the composition of shots and the look of productions rests with directors.
- Edit Complex Screen Productions
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make sophisticated creative and technical judgments in the editing of complex screen productions. It applies to individuals who play a key role in the creative visualisation of concepts, plots and storylines. They edit a wide range of screen material for productions such as feature films, television dramas and interactive digital media products. Even though senior editors operate with a high degree of autonomy, they work closely with producers, directors and sound engineers, and are often responsible for supervising other members of a post-production team.
- Undertake Project Work
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.
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