Course details

CRICOS course code: 103349C


A Diploma of Film and Video Design introduces a range of skills and knowledge found in film production. It develops an understanding of screen-based video production and post-production along with basic skills developed in cinematography, lighting, editing, colour grading and sound design. This diploma provides accreditation for either further study or a career in the field. Please note that some specialised subjects may be delivered online only.

This course provides you with a base of knowledge and skills in screen-based video production and post-production. You will develop basic skills in cinematography, lighting, editing, colour grading and sound design. Additionally, you will develop an understanding and practical skills in motion design, photography and all the leading software used in the industry. The diploma of film and video course consists of shared subjects with cross-discipline diplomas and bachelors providing both on-boarding support, exposure to bachelor programs for pathway opportunities as well as a genuine exit qualification if you wish to enter directly into the field upon graduation.

Learning outcomes

Learn skills in video production and specialise in post-production.
Develop the fundamentals in lighting, editing, colour grading and motion design.
Gain practical skills and knowledge in motion design.
Design cutting edge video production using trends within social and new media platforms.
Work with industry-standard creative processes, advanced challenges & briefs.

Career opportunities

This course has been developed to provide a broad base of theoretical and technical knowledge necessary to leverage an exciting career in the film and video industry. Completing a Diploma of Film and Video Design provides opportunities to work in a range of roles across the industry, along with options for further specialisation at bachelor level.

Career paths

Colour grader
Social media video production
Titles designer
Video editor

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Entry criteria

Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 5.5 with no skills band less than 5.0; Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL) – Paper Based Test: 525; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet Based Test (iBT): 46-59 (minimum 14 in writing); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 43 (no skill score <35); Cambridge English Requirements (B2 First = First Certificate Exam and C1 Advanced = CAE): Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 162, achievable in B2 First or C1 Advanced; Occupational English Test (OET): D.


Torrens University Australia
88 Wakefield Street
Adelaide South Australia 5000
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