Diploma in Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts and Production)

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipComm
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7150
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 096997M

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2018 to 2020 - please refer to 7150.1 Diploma in Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts and Production)

This program provides the fundamentals of a Communication course with a focus on Screen Media, reflecting the growth of screen content as an industry, an art form and a means of global communication. Students engage with a range of preparatory subjects, which will boost their transition to university-level study. They then complete eight subjects which make up the first year of the Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production), including subjects from both Design and Journalism streams. Students who successfully complete this Diploma will articulate into the Screen Media (Arts and Production) degree with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

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Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time (four terms)

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

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Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

Admission

This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which include the subjects listed in the pathways below.

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed program structure.

Local Recent School Leavers and Non-Credentialed Applicants

Term 1 intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must be enrolled in the Diploma in Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts and Production) to complete this pathway.
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects.
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0002Academic Skills for Communication (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0004Communication and Media (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 1042Screen Media Fundamentals (WSTC)10
COMM 0015Communication Practices (WSTC Prep)10
Term 3 of Study
COMM 1019Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)10
COMM 1038Digital Narrative (WSTC)10
VISU 2007Animation and Visual Effects (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
DESN 1010Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles (WSTC)20
DESN 1022Web and Time-based Design (WSTC)10
COMM 1040Introduction to Screen Media (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points140

Term 3 intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must be enrolled in the Diploma in Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts and Production) to complete this pathway.
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects.
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0002Academic Skills for Communication (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0004Communication and Media (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0015Communication Practices (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 1040Introduction to Screen Media (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
DESN 1010Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles (WSTC)20
COMM 1042Screen Media Fundamentals (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
DESN 1022Web and Time-based Design (WSTC)10
COMM 1019Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)10
COMM 1038Digital Narrative (WSTC)10
VISU 2007Animation and Visual Effects (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points140

International Students

Term 1 intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must be enrolled in the Diploma in Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts and Production) to complete this pathway.
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects.
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0002Academic Skills for Communication (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0004Communication and Media (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0026English for International Students 1 (WSTC Prep)0
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 1042Screen Media Fundamentals (WSTC)10
COMM 0015Communication Practices (WSTC Prep)10
Term 3 of Study
COMM 1019Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)10
COMM 1038Digital Narrative (WSTC)10
VISU 2007Animation and Visual Effects (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
DESN 1010Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles (WSTC)20
DESN 1022Web and Time-based Design (WSTC)10
COMM 1040Introduction to Screen Media (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points140

Term 3 intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must be enrolled in the Diploma in Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts and Production) to complete this pathway.
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects.
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0002Academic Skills for Communication (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0004Communication and Media (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0026English for International Students 1 (WSTC Prep)0
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0015Communication Practices (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 1040Introduction to Screen Media (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
DESN 1010Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles (WSTC)20
COMM 1042Screen Media Fundamentals (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
DESN 1022Web and Time-based Design (WSTC)10
COMM 1019Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)10
COMM 1038Digital Narrative (WSTC)10
VISU 2007Animation and Visual Effects (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points140