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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts requires that the candidate will have:

(a) met the University admission requirements as specified; and will have:

(b) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; or

(c) been assessed by Academic Board or their delegate as having equivalent practical, professional and scholarly experience at the appropriate level.

2. In all cases candidates must be selected into the Graduate Diploma following a selection process which will include the assessment of a portfolio of work submitted by the candidate and, at the discretion of Academic Board or their delegate, an interview.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) At least 75 credits at 300-level or above;

(b) Any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the qualification;


(c) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 3, with the approval of the Academic Board or their delegate a candidate may be permitted to transfer up to 30 credits from an incomplete graduate qualification in screen arts or related programme of study to the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts.


5. The Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts is awarded without endorsement.

Completion Requirements

6. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board or their delegate, be awarded the Diploma in Visual Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

289300 Advanced Critical Practice for Screen 15 credits

289333 Screen Arts Major Project 30 credits
P 289303

289350 Professional Cultures 3 15 credits
P 1 of 289221 or 289250

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

289303 Major Project Development 15 credits
P 289204 OR 289206 OR 289223 OR 289218 OR 289219 OR 289222 OR 289226 OR 289227 OR 289230

289323 Screen Production Development 15 credits
P 289303

289340 Studio and Location Audio 15 credits
P 289240 OR 289107 OR ( 289210 AND 289211) or appraisal required

Subject courses

289290 Screen Arts: Special Topic 2A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

289291 Screen Arts: Special Topic 2B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

289292 Screen Arts: Special Topic 2C 15 credits

289341 Advanced Audio 15 credits
P 289340

289390 Screen Arts: Special Topic 3A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

289391 Screen Arts: Special Topic 3B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required