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Diploma in Social Media: Content Creation and Distribution

1.  About the Diploma Social Media: Content Creation and Distribution

Do you wish you had the skills to create video for all types of social media platforms?

Hone your media production skills while you develop strategic planning methods to write, shoot, edit and deliver video content for distribution on social media platforms. Develop the knowhow to produce audience-focused and consistent content that supports a larger social media strategy.

Explore key issues related to the creation and maintenance of a brand - for individuals and organisations - through an understanding of how to use current research and analytic tools.

The course is delivered largely online with two weekend workshops on campus, offering students the flexibility to maintain employment while studying.

If you seek the knowhow to build an audience base through social media platforms and establish and sustain a social video business. Or your wish to explore the scope of social media to grow an established brand, this course will provide you with vital learning experiences and the skill sets you require to achieve your goals.

2.  Essential requirements for admission

Applicants are required to have completed a certificate of senior secondary education (or establish equivalence through other study and/or professional experience) by the commencement of the program and must submit a certified copy of their highest educational qualification (or other documentation relating to equivalence, if relevant).

Applicants must attempt and submit all specified application tasks. Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

3.  Admission criteria

AFTRS does not assess ATAR. Admission determined through a process of merit-based selection on the basis the assessment of specific application tasks.

Tasks are assessed by a selection panel according to the following three selection criteria:

  • Evidence of a commitment to a career in the creative industries.
  • Evidence of original creative thinking.
  • Evidence of ability to complete complex tasks.

Admission is assessed on the same basis for applicants from all educational backgrounds: applicants with higher education study; applicants with vocational education and training; applicants with recent secondary education; and applicants with work and life experience.

4.  How to apply

Candidates apply directly to AFTRS through the online application portal. Manual application forms are available for students unable to complete an online application.

5.  Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

AFTRS does not recognise prior learning, advanced standing or previous academic credit, except for where students have been previously enrolled in an equivalent program at AFTRS and successfully completed progression requirements for one or more semesters. This credit is granted at the discretion of the Director of Curriculum and Registrar.

6.  Student Profile

Note: applications to the Diploma in Social Media: Content Creation and Distributionare assessed entirely on the basis of submitted application materials, given that applicants have met the prerequisite of a senior secondary certificate of education (or equivalent) according to Australian Qualifications Framework recommendations for admission to undergraduate programs. The following table classifies students on the basis of how enrolled students met this prerequisite.

The Diploma in Social Media: Content Creation and Distribution is being offered for the first time in 2018.

7.  Where to get further information

Application requirements are available here.


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