Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: C6087
- Campus: City campus
- National curriculum code: CUF60107
Want to forge a career in interactive digital media? If you've completed the Diploma of Screen and Media or Diploma of Interactive Digital Media, the Advanced Diploma gives you the broad base necessary to move ahead in the art, design, screen and media industries. RMIT is renowned as Australia's leader in interactive and new media education, and we'll give you a creative and supportive environment of artistic and intellectual investigation and opportunities to make industry connections.
Many graduates and staff have exhibited in festivals and conferences locally and internationally, including Cannes, SIGGRAPH, Milia and Annecy.
1 year full-time
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English. You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You'll be admitted into the lowest level in the training package and upon successful completion of each qualification level, you'll apply to commence the next qualification level.
After you have completed either of the two Diploma programs, you are encouraged to continue your studies in the Advanced Diploma.
You'll focus on following key areas:
- advanced interactivity
- concept development
- group productions
- independent production
- sound design.
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
You'll be encouraged to find part-time, casual or volunteer work in a range of screen and new media industries to develop and apply your knowledge and skills and to acquire workplace experience.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You will develop aesthetic maturity and technical abilities in the creative disciplines of design, media and art.
Graduates have pursued careers as:
- graphic designers
- 3D visualisers and modellers
- web designers
- interface designers
- DVD designers
- art directors
- video producers
- sound designers
- game designers
- digital artists.
While many find work in companies, others instigate their own successful freelance practice through the industry networks developed as students.
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
Program entry requirements
Successful completion of the Diploma of Screen and Media or Diploma of Interactive Digital Media or a recognised post secondary Diploma or Certificate in a relevant discipline. Applicants with post secondary work experience in this field will also be considered.
How to apply
1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.
2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the nominated date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.
3. Check if you are eligible for a Victorian Government subsidised place. If not you will need to apply for a full-fee place.
4. Check the table below for how to apply.
5. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.
Level of study
Semester 2 (midyear)
Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma
Internal application (current students only)
Internal application (current students only)
Certificate III and below*
* Some Certificate III and below programs are administered by direct application to RMIT.
If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.
Tuition fees vary according to each program.
There are 2 tuition fee types:
- Victorian Government subsidised places where your fee is shared between you and the Victorian Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria
- full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost.
As a TAFE student you may be eligible for the following:
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.
In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.
Graduates of the following programs can progress to the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media:
- Diploma of Screen and Media
- Diploma of Interactive Digital Media (multimedia plan of the Advanced Diploma).
Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media may apply for exemptions from the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media)
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
- Bachelor of Design (Games).
Media and Communication
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.