Diploma of Interactive Media

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Learn how to make films & videos with AIT’s industry focussed Film Making Courses!

Australia’s movie industry is booming, and beyond that, great film-makers are being sought after by a range of companies, meaning there are lots of ways to turn your passion into a career. Over 80% of the media that Australia produces is consumed outside of our nation, and the need for quality storytelling through film, TV and online video has never been higher. At AIT, we offer a first-rate education that will arm you with the ability to thrive anywhere film-making skills are needed – from corporate communications to workplace safety videos to YouTube virals.

Whenever I needed help or feedback, I could reach lecturers very easily. I had a great student experience at AIT. I’m really happy with my results and the works I completed.
Rachel Shin
The Diploma of Interactive Media is a hands-on, one-year course that provides plenty of practical experience in a wide range of interactive media. You will build a well-rounded skill set while learning key film-making techniques for projects like music videos, documentaries and scripted dramas.

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Course Overview

Your specialisation will teach you the many different roles on any given film set. Starting from scriptwriting and storyboards, you will learn the skills required of a producer, director and cinematographer. Beyond that, you’ll edit digital video, and make use of green screen and motion-capture technology.

Our selection of digital media subjects shows you how to incorporate skills from related disciplines into your film making. Refine illustration techniques in Concept Art Illustration so you can add some artistic flair to your creations. Create visual effects in Intro to SFX, a subject that teaches you how to create the impossible in our purpose built green screen room . Put together an online environment in Web Design so you can showcase your films and be more than a simple film maker.

Undertake a course of 12 hands-on subjects over 12 months. You will have 20 hours a week contact time with teachers and fellow students in addition to personal project development time.

Everything at AIT is aimed at getting you ready for a variety of roles in the digital industry. Our courses are outcome-focused, with specific subjects relating to the construction of a portfolio and social media branding, emphasis on finding work after graduation.

Subject Units – Diploma of Interactive Media

Year 1
Term 1 Digital Storytelling Creative Drawing Shooting and Editing Animation
Term 2 Screen Language Digital Images Game Design Cinematography

Once you’ve completed AIT’s Diploma of Interactive Media, you can build on that practical foundation with one of our specially designed study paths. Move on to the Bachelor of Interactive Media, continuing your film-making specialisation, and you’ll receive credit equivalent to your first year of study. This means you can graduate with a Bachelor Degree AND a Diploma in the same time it takes to complete a standard Bachelor.

As our culture becomes more visual, and evolving technology makes it easy to get moving pictures onto every screen from televisions to smartphones, the role of the film maker has never been more important. It isn’t just about making feature films or having a shot at the Tropfest title – these interactive digital media skills are also incredibly useful in corporate settings, where big companies often source video content for internal communications, how-to and safety inductions, and event coverage.

Websites from news organisations to entertainment media are incorporating more video into their offerings, viral videos are getting larger audiences than commercial TV shows, and even magazines are expanding their horizons with digital content and actual video through smartphone apps like Viewa.

Knowing how to edit video is a heavily sought-after skill, but you might also find work opportunities as a producer, scriptwriter, camera operator or post-production manager.

Thanks to our cross-platform educational philosophy, you’ll have the ability to take on a range of roles without stress! Continue Reading..

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Every year, AIT awards amazing students who demonstrate their extraordinary work ethic and talent when applying to study with us.

The initiAIT scholarship is for new undergraduate students commencing at AIT Bachelor Degree in the 2017 academic year. This scholarship is only available to domestic students. Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded an $8,000 discount off their tuition fees (50% applicable for their first term and 50% for their last term of their Bachelor Degree).

For more information, head to http://www.ait.nsw.edu.au/scholarship/.

Meet Our Students

Joseph Foti
Joseph FotiBIM (Film)
In the future I want to become a film maker, cinematographer or a director. View Profile
PeeJay Svoboda
PeeJay SvobodaBIM (Film)
I’m a laid back fellow with a passion for creativity in a variety of mediums. View Profile

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Upcoming Events

This interactive seminar is a great way to get further information on our curriculum, course requirements, study pathways, and talk to our friendly staff & students.
Upcoming Sessions Sydney:
  • Thursday 5 January 6pm-8pm
  • Monday 23 January 6pm-8pm
Upcoming Sessions Melbourne:
  • Thursday 5 January 6pm-8pm
  • Monday 18 January 6pm-8pm
Keen to learn skills in creative drawing, 3D modelling, game design, film editing, digital design or app development? Join us at the Academy of Information Technology for a FREE one-day workshop so you can explore your creative potential.
Upcoming Sessions Sydney:
  • Saturday 21 January (9:30am – 4pm)
  • Saturday 18 February (9:30am – 4pm)
Upcoming Sessions Melbourne
  • Saturday 28 January (9:30am – 4pm)
  • Saturday 25 February (9:30am – 4pm)

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