Queensland School of Film and Television | Diploma of Screen and Media (CUF50107)
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 (CUF50107)

Course Overview

The Diploma of Screen and Media (CUF50107) 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
QSFT Blue Call Behind the Scene | Diploma of Screen and Media

Units of Study

Unit Code / Description

BSBCMM401A – Make a presentation

BSBCRT402A – Collaborate in a creative process

BSBPMG510A – Manage projects

BSBOHS509A – Ensure a safe workplace

BSBREL401A – Establish networks

CUSSOU504A – Create a final sound balance

CUFWRT501A – Develop storylines and treatments

BSBDES402A – Interpret and respond to a design brief

CUFPPM403A – Coordinate film and media production services and resources

CUFPOS402A – Manage media assets

CUFPOS401A – Edit screen content for fast turnaround

CUFANM402A – Create digital visual effects

CUFDRT501A – Direct rehearsals of performers

CUFCAM601A – Direct cinematography for screen productions

CUFCAM401A – Shoot a wide range of television content


Television Commercial Production

Film Production

Production Management

On-set Techniques & Safety

Business Essential


Script Writing

Art Directing

Production Co-ordination

Information Technology for Production


Advanced Post Production



Camera Operations


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.