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TAFE NSW Advanced Standing for Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production

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For the next generation of content creators

TAFE NSW and AFTRS have partnered to enable eligible TAFE graduates of the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media to be granted Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), enabling entry directly into Year 2 of the AFTRS Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production.  

Our Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production has been specially developed in response to the needs of the film, television and creative industries. This three-year, full-time course is designed for students who are passionate and committed to creating stories that are powerful and distinctively Australian.

As a Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production student, you will immerse yourself in 18 hours of teaching each week from leading industry professionals, who bring real-world expertise and insights to the classroom. Our purpose-built campus facilities house all the specialist screen and broadcast craft areas under one roof, ensuring you have access to the leading edge of technology, innovation and practice.

Learn more on how to apply as a TAFE NSW CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media graduate below.

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How to apply

Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is a competitive, merit-based process. All applicants must meet the Admission Requirements, and submit the required Application Tasks. We do not assess exam scores or ATAR rankings.

Submitting your application is an easy, online process. The Application Portal will guide you through each stage and allows you to save and come back to your application any time before the close date.

Applications for the 2025 intake are expected to open on Monday 17 June 2024, and close at 11.55pm Tuesday 8 October 2024.

We are committed to accessibility and providing reasonable adjustments through our admissions process. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments, please contact our Admissions Team.

For more information on how to apply, including admission requirements, evidence required, application tasks and what we’re looking for, review the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production 2025 Application Guidance Notes.

Admission requirements

Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production TAFE advanced standing pathway requires you to meet the following:

Prior Education
You are required to have completed, or be expected to complete before the end of 2024, the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media at TAFE NSW.

Citizenship/Residency
Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is only available to domestic students. You are considered a domestic student for application purposes if you are:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • An Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder

For more information on Admission Requirements, and the evidence you’ll be required to submit, review the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production 2025 Application Guidance Notes.

Application tasks

Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is a competitive, merit-based process. As well as meeting the Admission Requirements, you will need to submit the following application tasks.

Your Story
In no more than 3-minutes of audio or video recording (or 1000 words), tell us your story in two parts:

  • Part A: About You – Tell us a story about yourself that demonstrates who you are; what you love to do; your goals, experiences, and values. We are interested in how you see the world and what you want to say as a creative screen storyteller.
  • Part B: What You Have Achieved – What else have you been making and doing? Let us know about any activities, community work, awards or achievements that demonstrate your abilities or commitment to creating screen content and how.

Creative Work
Your submission should showcase your best work and demonstrate your ability to tell an engaging and imaginative story. You will not be judged on the technical proficiency of the work or the equipment you have access to, but on your creative storytelling abilities.

Submit ONE of the following pieces of creative work which must not exceed the specified length limit:

  • Script (4-5 pages)
  • Film or Audio-Visual Content (3-5 minutes)
  • Portfolio of Photos or Drawings (3-5 pages/images)
  • Other (3-5 minutes/5 pages)

For more guidance on your Application Tasks, and what we’re looking for, review the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production 2025 Application Guidance Notes.

Adjustment factors

To ensure AFTRS reflects Australian society, we support the best talent, from all backgrounds into our courses and careers in the screen and audio industries.

Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is based on the competitiveness of your final score, which is your assessment score plus any adjustment factors you may be eligible for.

Adjustment factors are applied automatically based on the information you submit in your application. AFTRS may request documentary evidence to verify your eligibility for Adjustment Factors.

A maximum of 10 adjustment factors applies.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Persons
Applicants who identify as being of Aboriginal descent, Torres Strait Islander descent or of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Descent.
10
Persons with Disability
Applicants who identify as living with disability (as defined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992)
2
Remoteness
Applicants whose residential address outside NSW and/or identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in Inner Regional Australia, Outer Regional Australia, Regional Australia, Remote Australia or Very Remote Australia.
2
Socio-Economic Disadvantage
Applicants whose residential address is identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in the lowest 25% on the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage.
2
Women and Gender Diverse Persons
Applicants who identify as Female or Intermediate/Intersex/Unspecified
2

Fees and scholarships

Fees
The tuition fees shown above are the indicative course tuition fees, expressed as both a total course cost and per annum cost. They are reviewed each year and you are liable for the additional tuition costs if the tuition fees rise during the course of your enrolment.

FEE-HELP
This course is FEE-HELP approved. Refer to the Study Assist website for details.

Scholarships
A range of scholarships are available to successful applicants of the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production; you will be prompted to apply for them following your submission.

AFTRS scholarships

More information

International Applicants
Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is only available to domestic students.

You are considered a domestic student for application purposes if you are:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • An Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder

 

Laptop Specifications
A laptop with the following recommended specifications will support the video production requirements for this course:

  • Multicore 64-bit processor (e.g. Intel i5 or i7l® Intel 6thGen or newer CPU – or AMD equivalent)
  • 16GB RAM (8GB RAM minimum)
  • 512GB SSD (512GB HDD minimum)
  • 1920 x 1080 minimum display resolution
  • Sound card (ASIO compatible, if windows computer)
  • Either Windows 10 64 Bit version 2004 or Mac OS 10.15.5 or higher
  • Closed-back headphones
  • GPU: 4GB VRAM (2GB minimum) – (You can find the Recommended Graphics cards for Adobe Premiere here)
  • Standard external mouse
  • External hard drive is recommended for backup

Get Answers

How to apply

Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is a competitive, merit-based process. All applicants must meet the Admission Requirements, and submit the required Application Tasks. We do not assess exam scores or ATAR rankings.

Submitting your application is an easy, online process. The Application Portal will guide you through each stage and allows you to save and come back to your application any time before the close date.

Applications for the 2025 intake are expected to open on Monday 17 June 2024, and close at 11.55pm Tuesday 8 October 2024.

We are committed to accessibility and providing reasonable adjustments through our admissions process. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments, please contact our Admissions Team.

For more information on how to apply, including admission requirements, evidence required, application tasks and what we’re looking for, review the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production 2025 Application Guidance Notes.

Admission requirements

Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production TAFE advanced standing pathway requires you to meet the following:

Prior Education
You are required to have completed, or be expected to complete before the end of 2024, the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media at TAFE NSW.

Citizenship/Residency
Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is only available to domestic students. You are considered a domestic student for application purposes if you are:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • An Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder

For more information on Admission Requirements, and the evidence you’ll be required to submit, review the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production 2025 Application Guidance Notes.

Application tasks

Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is a competitive, merit-based process. As well as meeting the Admission Requirements, you will need to submit the following application tasks.

Your Story
In no more than 3-minutes of audio or video recording (or 1000 words), tell us your story in two parts:

  • Part A: About You – Tell us a story about yourself that demonstrates who you are; what you love to do; your goals, experiences, and values. We are interested in how you see the world and what you want to say as a creative screen storyteller.
  • Part B: What You Have Achieved – What else have you been making and doing? Let us know about any activities, community work, awards or achievements that demonstrate your abilities or commitment to creating screen content and how.

Creative Work
Your submission should showcase your best work and demonstrate your ability to tell an engaging and imaginative story. You will not be judged on the technical proficiency of the work or the equipment you have access to, but on your creative storytelling abilities.

Submit ONE of the following pieces of creative work which must not exceed the specified length limit:

  • Script (4-5 pages)
  • Film or Audio-Visual Content (3-5 minutes)
  • Portfolio of Photos or Drawings (3-5 pages/images)
  • Other (3-5 minutes/5 pages)

For more guidance on your Application Tasks, and what we’re looking for, review the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production 2025 Application Guidance Notes.

Adjustment factors

To ensure AFTRS reflects Australian society, we support the best talent, from all backgrounds into our courses and careers in the screen and audio industries.

Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is based on the competitiveness of your final score, which is your assessment score plus any adjustment factors you may be eligible for.

Adjustment factors are applied automatically based on the information you submit in your application. AFTRS may request documentary evidence to verify your eligibility for Adjustment Factors.

A maximum of 10 adjustment factors applies.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Persons
Applicants who identify as being of Aboriginal descent, Torres Strait Islander descent or of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Descent.
10
Persons with Disability
Applicants who identify as living with disability (as defined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992)
2
Remoteness
Applicants whose residential address outside NSW and/or identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in Inner Regional Australia, Outer Regional Australia, Regional Australia, Remote Australia or Very Remote Australia.
2
Socio-Economic Disadvantage
Applicants whose residential address is identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in the lowest 25% on the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage.
2
Women and Gender Diverse Persons
Applicants who identify as Female or Intermediate/Intersex/Unspecified
2

Fees and scholarships

Fees
The tuition fees shown above are the indicative course tuition fees, expressed as both a total course cost and per annum cost. They are reviewed each year and you are liable for the additional tuition costs if the tuition fees rise during the course of your enrolment.

FEE-HELP
This course is FEE-HELP approved. Refer to the Study Assist website for details.

Scholarships
A range of scholarships are available to successful applicants of the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production; you will be prompted to apply for them following your submission.

AFTRS scholarships

More information

International Applicants
Admission into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is only available to domestic students.

You are considered a domestic student for application purposes if you are:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • An Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder

 

Laptop Specifications
A laptop with the following recommended specifications will support the video production requirements for this course:

  • Multicore 64-bit processor (e.g. Intel i5 or i7l® Intel 6thGen or newer CPU – or AMD equivalent)
  • 16GB RAM (8GB RAM minimum)
  • 512GB SSD (512GB HDD minimum)
  • 1920 x 1080 minimum display resolution
  • Sound card (ASIO compatible, if windows computer)
  • Either Windows 10 64 Bit version 2004 or Mac OS 10.15.5 or higher
  • Closed-back headphones
  • GPU: 4GB VRAM (2GB minimum) – (You can find the Recommended Graphics cards for Adobe Premiere here)
  • Standard external mouse
  • External hard drive is recommended for backup

Disclaimer: Changes in circumstances may impact upon the accuracy or currency of information. While AFTRS takes all due care to ensure that the information is accurate, it reserves the right to vary any information described here without notice.