Queensland School of Film and Television | Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015)
Queensland School of Film and Television (QSFT) is one of Queensland's longest operating film school. In its 20 years history, QSFT is driven to set the international standard for excellence in every aspect of training in film and television production. Through broad-based, relevant theoretical study and practical training, delivered by enthusiastic and supportive industry professionals, QSFT students gain the skills, knowledge, professional competence and personal confidence required for a highly successful career in the film and television production industry.
Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, School, Film, Television, Education, Diploma, Certificate III, Media, Production, Workshop, Screen
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Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015)

Course Overview

The Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015) is an 18 months full-time course which trains the creative aspects and theoretical fundamentals of filmmaking, but primarily focuses on the technical and organisational skills that ensures success in the industry.

QSFT’s Diploma of Screen and Media course equips students with a thorough working knowledge of the film and television industry. Students will comprehensively learn about the technical, organisational, creative, and fundamental aspects of filmmaking in a highly supportive environment.

Students are required to roll up their sleeves and experience the practical reality of filmmaking, at the same time exploring the finer creative points of this exciting and challenging medium.

Our highly sought-after Diploma of Screen and Media program gives students a first-class working knowledge of the film and television industry, taught within a supportive learning environment.  Students will complete the course with qualified knowledge and skill to pursue employment within the areas of the creative industry.

Mid-year entry is available and students may elect to study individual subjects offered in the course without completing the entire Diploma.


  • Professional Study for Up-coming Filmmaker
  • 15 Units of Study
  • Full-time 18 Months Program
  • Hands-on Learning Experience
  • Elective units tailored towards technical (crew) training or talent training
  • Graduate with a Strong Portfolio
  • Evening Classes
  • Mid-year Entry Available
  • Payment Plan Available
  • Scholarship Program Available*
  • Part-time Study Options Available*

Career Opportunities

  • Directors of Photography
  • Camera Operators
  • Gaffers
  • Assistant Directors
  • Art Directors
  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Editing Assistants
  • Sound Recordists
  • Post-Production
  • Assistants
  • Runners

Units of Study

Unit Code / Description

BSBCRT501 – Originate and Develop Concepts

BSBCRT402 – Collaborate in a creative process

BSBPMG522 – Undertake Project Work

CUAPPR505 – Establish and Maintain Safe Creative Practice

BSBREL401A – Maintain and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge

CUASOU410 – Record Sound on Location

CUAWRT502 – Develop Storylines and Treatments

CUAPRP401 – Coordinate Props

CUAPPM411 – Compile Production Schedules

CUAPOS502 – Perform Primary and Secondary Colour Correction

CUAPOS401 – Edit Screen Content for Fast Turnaround

CUAANM402 – Create Digital Visual Effects

CUADRT501 – Direct Rehearsals of Performers

CUACAM601 – Direct Cinematography for Screen Productions

CUACAM401 – Shoot a Wide Range of Screen Content

BSBMKG527 – Plan Social Media Engagement

BSBMKG413 – Promote Products and Services

CUALGT402 – Implement Lighting Designs


Television Commercial Production

Film Production

Production Management

On-set Techniques & Safety

Business Essentials for the Creative Industry

Sound Productions

Story Development

Art Directing

Production Co-ordination

Colour Grading


Visual Effects

Casting and Direct Rehearsals


Camera Operations

Social Media Engagement

Promote Creative Projects

Lighting Design


The Queensland School of Film and Television offers a Scholarship for school-leavers applying for the Diploma of Screen and Media Program.


The scholarship is for full-time participation in the course()s and cannot be transferred or extended. If the student is unable to complete the program within the allocated time and wishes to complete the program past the full-time course period, the remaining subjects will be at the student’s own cost.


The Scholarship is not redeemable for cash or any other forms of credit.



To be eligible you need to:

  • Enrolled in Diploma of Screen and Media Program
  • Current Year High School Graduate
  • Be an Australian Citizen/resident
  • Provide Expression of Interest (up to 300 words)
  • Provide a Portfolio of Work
  •  Undertaken media related subjects


Applications for the scholarship will only be accepted if you have met all the above criteria.


Application Process

QSFT will assess all applications against certain criteria. Selection Process will be based on:

  • Meeting eligibility requirements
  • Passion for film and television
  • Goals
  • Career objectives
  • Quality of Portfolio


Tuition Fees

Due to our flexible payment plans, Tuition fees are provided upon discussion with one of our QSFT staff.  Please register your interest to receive a copy of our Fee Schedule or contact (07) 3392 7788 or email info@qsft.qld.edu.au for more information.



Payment Plans

At QSFT we recognise that not all students have the financial resources to pay tuition fees upfront, therefore we offer an accommodating payment plan for each semester (using direct debit billing) for students undertaking 2-5 Areas of Study in the Diploma of Screen and Media. To apply for this payment plan, please contact us to request an FFA PaySmart form.

For more details on our payment plan options, contact the school via email info@qsft.qld.edu.au or call (07) 3392 7788 for further assistance.



Austudy/Youth Allowance

QFST Students enrolled in 3 or 4 Areas of Study may be eligible for bus and train discounts, and can apply for Austudy and/or Youth Allowance. Please contact Centrelink for further details.

Complete the Application Request Form. You will be redirected to the information download page after you submit the form.