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CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Information
Qualification:CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects)
CRICOS Course Code:107164B
Duration:52 weeks including breaks
Study Type:Blended learning; 25% online and 75% face to face
Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package


This course is organised into 15 units of competency, made up of 4 core units and 11 elective units. Electives may subject to changes with further notice.

 Units of Competency CodesUnits of Competency Names
Core UnitsCUAIND412Provide freelance services
CUAIND512Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR515Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR411Realise a creative project
Elective UnitsCUAANM302Create 3D digital animations
CUAANM412Create digital visual effects
CUAANM512Create 3D digital environments
CUAANM513Design specifications for animation and digital visual effects
CUADIG513Design elearning resources
CUADIG517Design digital simulations
CUASOU504Produce sound recordings
CUAANM413Create titles for screen productions
CUADES412Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPPM417Create storyboards
CUAWRT512Develop storylines and treatments


How would you love to create advanced and complex animations and visual effects for websites, social media, advertising, film and television? This course offers you the opportunity to learn how to create animated graphics for the digital media industry and for the emerging fields of virtual and augmented reality in games and movies.

With a focus on creativity, design thinking and conceptual development, this course will give you an understanding of the fundamental design, technical and management skills required to work in a variety of professional roles across.


Every student will need to demonstrate:

  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
  • Attaining IELTS 5.5 English language equivalence if a non-native English speaker
  • Being aged over 18

You’ll develop industry-driven knowledge and skills in areas such as:
• advanced communication and presentation so that you can pitch, present and develop your ideas
• digital editing and design using industry standard software and programs
• advanced editing on photos and digital graphics
• developing storyboards and digital design components
• creating complex 2D and 3D animations and advanced digital and 3D models
• creating visual and special effects
• preparing video assets
• developing digital illustrations and
• authoring interactive media.

Our CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects) is designed to help you take advantage of the huge opportunities worldwide for content creators and digital professionals in the film, television, online entertainment or gaming industry in such roles as an:
•3D modeller
•concept artist
•compositing artist or
•web animator
•graphic designer
•UX/UI designer
•app developer
•concept/storyboard artist
•2D and 3D artist/animator
•game designer
•motion design artist
•production designer
•VFX/post-production artist

On completion of the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects), students may pursue the CUA60620 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management at WIN College or gain advanced standing in the Bachelor of Interactive Media or other bachelor’s degrees at Wentworth Institute of Higher Education.


Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.


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