Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015

OVERVIEW

Sydney Theatre School is now offering the nationally recognised program CUA51015 – Diploma of Screen and Media with specialised subjects focusing on acting for film and television. Our course is unlike any other actor training program in the world: production-based training for the burgeoning actor/film-maker.

The screen actor as film-maker program runs on a 36 week calendar, divided into three 12-week terms. Each of the 12-week terms includes hands-on instruction and requires a complete commitment on the part of the student.

Nationally Recognised

The Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015 is a nationally-recognised qualification approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

WHAT MAKES OUR SCREEN ACTING COURSE DIFFERENT?

PRACTICAL ‘ON-THE-JOB’ EXPERIENCE
The best way to learn how to act on screen is to practice in front of a camera. Our students begin acting in front of the camera from the first week of the course. Every week, students get the opportunity to practice the techniques and skills they have gained in class with exercises that are shot and reviewed.

PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS
Our trainers have comprehensive experience both nationally and internationally on TV and film, and are also working professional actors and/or directors.

PRODUCTION-BASED TRAINING
Our course includes the production of short films, web-series and/or scenes that are created by and feature our acting students. These are shot and edited together and may be used for students’ showreels.

FACILITIES & RESOURCES
Our actor as film-maker program provides students with all necessary resources such as cameras; sound and lighting equipment; editing facilities, and networking opportunites with filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, and directors that are currently working in the industry.

SHOWREELS
All of our students will graduate with a fully professional showreel including work completed throughout the course.

CUA51015 – DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA – ACTING FOR SCREEN: TERMS ONE & TWO

The first two terms focus on the fundamental principles of acting in film and television, using techniques formed in the theatre but also commonly applied to screen acting. Students participate in a range of core classes that encourage them to focus on their own individuality, while also training their body to acquire the technical, emotional, and physical skills necessary for screen acting.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the fundamental principles of acting technique
  • Develop the skills and knowledge required of actors in film and television
  • Become familiar with the requirements of performance on a film set
  • Explore the differences between film acting and performing on stage
  • Understand how to analyse a scene and create a character

PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES

  • Rehearse and record film and television scenes to be reviewed and analysed in class
  • Write, rehearse, and shoot a short monologue or two person scene

CUA51015 – DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA – ACTING FOR SCREEN: TERM THREE

In term three, classes continue as the focus shifts to applying the techniques students’ have learned to more complex scene work, on camera exercises, and film shoots designed to develop and expand on their screen-acting skills. Every student performs in video productions, that are usually original scripts that are written and developed by the students in conjunction with their teachers. Also, a variety of exercises are delivered to expand students’ understanding of acting techniques, the film and television industry, and the wide variety of experiences that affect the actor’s ability to work on a professional film set or television studio.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn to work with directors of differing styles on film and television shoots
  • Understand and appreciate the demands on actors in screen productions
  • Develop the skills required to prepare for and succeed in auditions
  • Understand the business side of acting

PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES

  • Perform scenes and exercises created and rehearsed using a variety of acting techniques.
  • Write, rehearse, and shoot a fully-realized video scene shot in a studio or on location.
  • Watch scenes in a cinema at the end of the term for an audience of students, teachers, friends, and family.

Term Dates for 2018

TERM ONE: 5th Feb – 27th April

TERM TWO: 14th May – 3rd August

TERM THREE: 20th August – 9th November

Class Times for 2018

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8.45am to 5.00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Students are expected to devote approx. 14-16 hours to off campus private study per week.

Tuition Fees

FEES for 2018 Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015 Course*:

Deposit on Acceptance of Offer: $500 (non-refundable)

Term Payments: $4,000 per term x 3 terms (due in advance each term)

TOTAL COURSE COST: $12,500 (GST free)

Financial Assistance

Centrelink

Through the school’s registration as an ASQA approved Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) institute, students may be eligible to apply for financial assistance through the Australian government’s Youth Allowance  AUSTUDY Abstudy programs.

Full Scholarship

We are offering one applicant each year the opportunity to apply for a full scholarship which will cover the entire tuition fee for one year (valued at $12,500). Application forms will be made available to all successful candidates following their interview. The decision will be based on the applicant’s financial details and personal information provided on the application form.

Student Loans

We have formed partnerships with two fully accredited finance providers that specialise in assisting with the funding of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.

OPTION ONE

Study Loans is Australia’s first dedicated private student loan provider.

Once you have been offered a place in any of our three accredited courses, we can take you through the easy process of checking your eligibility for finance through Study Loans. The full cost of the Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015 course (excluding the $500 deposit) will then be paid to us in three “tranches” (terms) as long as you successfully progress through the course. Further details can be found on their website or just give us a call and we can explain how it works.

OPTION TWO

We can now offer you the ability to invest in your future through flexible payment plans from MacCredit. Specifically designed for students wanting to take their careers to the next level, MacCredit provides flexible payment plans for your education so you can focus on what’s really important – taking the next step in your career!

Benefits:

  • Flexible payment options to suit your budget and personal circumstances
  • Finance with no deposit and no upfront fees
  • Payment plans of up to 7 years
  • Fast and efficient approvals through an online application process
  • Approvals in as little as 24 hours

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: MacCredit Student Loans

Terms & Conditions:

Speak to MacCredit for a formal quote based on your circumstances and for the full terms and conditions. A full credit and financial assessment will be completed prior to acceptance of any offer or product.

DISCLAIMER:

Sydney Theatre School does not provide finance or financial advice. Finance advertised is offered by MacCredit. The information provided here is general only and is not specifically tailored to your own objectives, financial situation or needs. The information here is correct at the time of publication to the best of our knowledge.

MacCredit – Credit Representative 484002 is authorised under Australian Credit license 389087

Further Course Information

CUA51015 – DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA – ACTING FOR SCREEN: APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested students are invited to complete the online enquiry form and attend an interview to determine entrance to the program.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the course will be required to attend an interview. The interview is intended to fully inform each applicant about the content and demands of the course and to make an assessment of their suitability for the program.

  • Click pink ENQUIRE NOW button to fill in the online enquiry form OR
  • Simply schedule an interview appointment below (an application form will be provided on the day)

Application Closing Date

The closing dates for applications is Thursday 30th November 2017. All applications received by the application deadline will receive an interview place. Interviews will be held between October and early December 2017. Late applications may be considered if course places are still available.

Interview Dates

Interviews for 2018 can be booked online now. Please select your preferred interview date and time below: