CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media

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CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media

Thebarton Senior College (RTO 40117)


Duration: One year

75 Stage 2 Credits

Entry Requirements
Course Description

This course allows students to develop skills in the visual design process for screen, video games and other media. Students produce designs for characters, costume, props, vehicles, and environments - both in 2D and 3D, and in a simulated studio setting.

Students develop skills in collaboration and creative design processes that will allow them to work effectively in the creative arts industry and produce work suitable for a portfolio that can assist them in further study or work applications. 

Thebarton Senior College works closely with CDW Studios to prepare students to work in the entertainment design industry and/or undertake further studies in visual design.


Core Units

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry

Elective Units
BSBDES201 Follow a design process
BSBDES202 Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models
CUADIG304 Create visual design components

Other Units*

BSBCRT402Collaborate in a creative process
BSBDES403Develop and extend design skills and practice
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement


* Students can also complete three other units of competency which are issued in the form of a Statement of Attainment which can be used towards completion of the CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media.


Students completing this course may seek employment in the creative arts industry or undertake further studies at Certificate IV level.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course specified in the training package; however, students must satisfy the school admission requirements and achieve satisfactory results in a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

Students are expected to display basic drawing skills and creative capacity. Prospective students are required to submit a folio of four to six pieces of work before confirmation of enrolment.