CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media

Why should I study Screen and Media?

Adelaide is becoming the visual effects capital of Australia with major industry media companies such as Technicolour and Rising Sun Pictures establishing visual effects studios. The Certificate III in Screen and Media is designed for students to begin their journey within the entertainment design industry and develop their digital art and design skills as well as introduce them to a variety of pathways available to them within this industry.

Through­out the pro­gram, CDW Stu­dios pro­vides sup­port through resources and work­shops for stu­dents. Together, we’re proud to pro­vide an inno­v­a­tive pro­gram that gives stu­dents greater oppor­tu­ni­ties and a head start in the industry.

Students may choose this subject if they are interested in pathways leading to this industry, or those who enjoy creating digital art or design works that want to further their knowledge and practical skills.

Where does Screen and Media lead?

Thebarton Senior College is work­ing close­ly with CDW Stu­dios to pre­pare stu­dents to work in the Enter­tain­ment Design indus­try. The Cer­tifi­cate III in Screen and Media aims at devel­op­ing rel­e­vant indus­try skills and prac­tices, preparing stu­dents for the next step in their career. It pro­vides a path­way for fur­ther edu­ca­tion, such as the Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts (Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design) at Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty, run in con­junc­tion with CDW Studios. This leads students into career pathways such as: visual effects artist, 2D or 3D animator, character designer, creature designer, 3D modeller, composition, illustrator and comic book artist.

What work will I do in Screen and Media?

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to build their core skills and experience the various pathways that the entertainment design industry offers. Students will study the core fundamentals such as digital painting methods and techniques, colour theory, perspective, lighting and the creative design process. Topics and pathways students will study in this course includes environment design, character design, 3D modelling, story boarding, creature design, figure drawing, matte painting and prop design.

What do other students think about Screen and Media?

This course has really opened up my opportunities in career paths and has encouraged me to continue in the line of digital art for my career path. This course has the greatest teachers who help to support me in order to complete my course. Screen and Media has the best atmosphere to work in with very social students and teachers. The best part of my learning happens in the design studio. This course has helped me to improve my artwork and the theory based around it.


Where can I find more information about Screen and Media?

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