OVERVIEWNew York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognised training program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focused on producing.
In film, television, and web series, the producer is essentially the individual who ensures that a project is fully realised from the initial idea through to marketing and distribution. Accordingly, producers are masters of many trades and must possess creative and business-oriented skill sets. After all, the producer is not just able to recognise a critically and/or commercially viable property, but have the business know-how to bring the story to fruition.
At the New York Film Academy Australia's CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media (Producing) program, aspiring producers are exposed to the many challenges and hurdles that professional television and film producers encounter on a daily basis in film production and television production. Throughout the program, students take on the role of a movie producer and are treated as such, working in some of Australia's premier facilities in Sydney and the Gold Coast.
The program consists of in-class instruction paired with actual experience in producing as students work with other film school students to produce original projects. The program is intensive and hands-on, as students attend classes during the week, and often use the weekends to work on their class projects.
Students study under a faculty of professional producers who remain active in the industry, producing original films, television series, and web series. Our faculty represents the many different aspects of producing and thus each is able to help a student to focus on a particular element of the craft while honing other skillsets.
In addition to receiving instruction and professional mentoring from faculty members, students also have the invaluable opportunity of networking with their fellow students, forging connections that will last long after the program concludes, helping them to reach their goals in Australia and around the world.
Learning and Production GoalsOver the course of two semesters, students have a distinct set of objectives that they must complete to successfully complete the program. Students can expect to complete the following projects and learning goals.
- Understanding the different roles, objectives, and hurdles that film, television, and web producers must tackle.
- Gain a working knowledge of entertainment law.
- Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking through screenwriting, directing, acting, and cinematography.
- Conceive of original film and television pilot treatments.
- Learn and hone superior pitching skills.
- Study the crucial features of successful film business plans.
- Develop, film, and edit a short film and reality television project in groups with your fellow students.
- Establish a budget and schedule for a film.
- Develop and produce an original short film, while collaborating on several short films with classmates.
- Conceive of an original feature length film or television project.
- Ready and rehearse successful pitching presentations.
CUA51015 - DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA (PRODUCING): APPLICATION PROCESSInterested students are invited to complete the application form, with a statement of purpose, and attend an interview to determine entrance to the program.
Please Note: This program is equivalent to the first semester of the New York Film Academy's one-year certificate program as offered in the United States. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media and a transcript for the first semester of the certificate program.