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CUA51015 – Diploma of Screen and Media | CUA60615 – Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Delivered by Hamilton Secondary College (RTO Code 0561). Students must be a minimum of 18 years old.

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Course information

At MAPS Film School industry practitioners trained in vocational education instruct students in the exciting practice of filmmaking. Our philosophy is simple – learn by doing. Each year around 50 short films are produced. Students learn the practical aspects of filmmaking as well as the art of collaboration from making films.

We replicate the real world industry and operate like a production house. Students generate original ideas, develop and pitch their projects, crews are formed and projects are realised from pre-production to shoot to post-production. It’s a fun, vibrant, hard working environment where students can pursue projects they are inspired by. We make short dramas and comedies, short documentaries, music videos and experimental art pieces. Our films are screened publicly at the Mercury cinema at the end of each year.

At MAPS we have trained over 1000 alumni and produced over 1500 films in the past 35 years. MAPS films regularly win awards and screen at festivals and online. MAPS graduates work locally, interstate and internationally in all areas of filmmaking. They can be found behind the camera, directing, producing, recording sound, in the edit suite, writing scripts and more. We are highly regarded by the industry for preparing students artistically and technically for work.

We teach: Camera, Audio, Producing, Editing, Writing (and Directing in the Advance Diploma)

Students must be 18+ and courses cost $3000 upfront per year

Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015)

One year, full time

Course description

To achieve the nationally recognised CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media students must complete 15 units of competency.  They include core units, elective units and a choice of craft units.

Units offered are:

CORE UNITS

  • CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
  • BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
  • CUAPPM407 Create storyboards
  • CUASMT403 Develop and implement production work plans
  • CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments

CRAFT UNITS – Student to choose 2 craft areas

Production

  • CUAPPM411 Compile production schedules
  • CUAPPM508 Manage locations for film and media productions

Camera

  • CUACAM404 Pull focus
  • CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content

Audio

  • CUASOU410 Record sound on location
  • CUASOU407 Edit sound

Editing

  • CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions
  • CUAPOS502 Perform primary and secondary colour correction

These units are offered in 2020 and may change depending on industry needs.

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA60615)

One year, full time

Course description

CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media focuses on students being the principal creators. Typically students enrolling in the Advanced Diploma have completed a Diploma at MAPS. The course allows time for extensive project development as per industry standard so students can refine ideas. The learning is in the process where students initiate, execute and deliver projects.

Units offered are:

CORE UNITS

  • CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice 
  • CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice 
  • CUAPRP605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work 

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • CUAPPM603 Plan and manage film and media pre-production
  • CUAPPM508 Manage locations for film and media productions 
  • CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions 
  • CUAPOS502 Perform primary and secondary colour correction
  • CUADRT604 Devise camera coverage 
  • CUADRT601 Establish the creative vision for screen productions 
  • CUADRT602 Audition and select performers 
  • CUADRT501 Direct rehearsals of performers 
  • BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
  • CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments 
  • BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process 
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation 
  • BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas 

These units are offered in 2020 and may change depending on industry needs.

Open nights

It is recommended that candidates come along to learn about the course and determine if it is a good fit for them.

We will be having our first open night on:

Wednesday 19th August 2020

6:00-7:00pm

Due to Covid-19 prospective students need to register here. You can register yourself plus one.

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Enrolment process

It is strongly recommended that applicants come to an open night to determine if the course is a good fit for them.

To apply for the MAPS 2021 course, candidates must submit an application form and resume.

Selected candidates will be interviewed in December 2020 and given the opportunity to show their creative works.

Application coming soon

“Racka Racka [Maps alumni] are the most successful content creators in the country”

Graeme Mason, CEO Screen Australia

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Contact us

 

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MAPS Film School

RTO:
Hamilton Secondary College
815 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park
South Australia 5043

RTO code – 0561

Phone:
08 8275 8322

Email:
​maps@hamcoll.sa.edu.au

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