CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media)

Game artists create characters, environments, vehicles and visual effects for the games that we all love to play.

The National Academy of Technology will provide the opportunity to achieve the latest industry skills in 3D Modelling, Texturing, Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design.

You will progress through seven major study areas to help you achieve a solid skill set and dynamic showreel of your creative work.

  • Concept Art
  • 3D Environment Modelling
  • 3D Character Modelling
  • Animation
  • Visual Effects
  • Game Design

Career Opportunities

Character Artist, Animator, Concept Artist, 3D Environment Artist, Level Designer, Texture Artist, Visual Effects Artist, UI Designer


  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Mudbox
  • Maya

With the option to load their graphics into Unreal or Unity Game Engines and explore 3D Printing their models

Study Online Option

All our courses comes with the opportunity of an online learning environment!

Study Diploma of Screen and Media Online
Study Diploma of Screen and Media Online

At the National Academy of Technology, studying any of our courses online allows you to learn the course material in your own time. All assets, including multimedia web conferences, videos and course material, are available online whenever and wherever you need it!

Connect with other students and the teaching staff through our online Portal. With 24/7 access to all course materials online, welcome to the next generation of learning that is catered your lifestyle.

Further Information
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
CUAANM501 Create 3D digital character animation
CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments
CUAANM503 Design animation and digital visual effects
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBREL401 Establish networks
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models
CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
CUADIG504 Design games
CUAPPM407 Create storyboards

As per the training package, this qualification has no prerequisites.

In order to qualify for this course, you will be required to complete a pre-training review and either successfully complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy test or be able to provide valid evidence of Year 12 completion. Students under the age of 18 are required to attend an Interview with their parent/guardian prior to the acceptance of their enrolment.

RPL assessed on a case by case basis, so it is only available on application. Students will be charged per unit of competency at the cost equal to the tuition fee of the unit(s) of competency. Speak to your Career Consultant about your intention to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer during your initial conversation.

Pragmatic Training recognises Qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by another RTO (Registered Training Organisation), AQF authorised issuing organisation such as University, or authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar.

This course is delivered within a Dynamic Blended Delivery model which is an online course supported by 7 intensive face-to-face workshops developed to support delivery of the key concepts provided in each online unit. Units are delivered in 7 stages which need to be completed in sequential order.

Online training materials are presented in a variety of ways including video demonstration and reading materials. You have the opportunity to work through this material at your own pace for the duration of the course. Students should allocate approx. 20 hours per week for online learning.

12 months full time. Length of the course will increase if interrupted by Public Holidays and School Holidays scheduled by Pragmatic Training.

Maximum VET Tuition Fee: $16,180

Fee For Service

  1. Students can pay their tuition fees upfront in full or arrange an instalment payment plan. Please refer to the Fees & Charges policy.
  2. Personal student loan to cover the cost of your course. Click here to find out more.
  3. VET Student Loans. Please visit Department of Education and Training for more information.

State Funding*

Eligible students can access Victorian Government funding available through the Skills FirstClick here for more information.

Skills First eligible students who choose to access this Funding Program will have the tuition fees reduced by the amount paid by the Government. Accessing this funding may have implications for future eligiblity to government funding entitlements and subsidy.

For further information on fees under the Skills First program , refer to the Fee structure

Financial Assistance:

Our full-time qualifications are approved by Centrelink allowing access to Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Austudy and Pensioner Education Supplement payments.  Eligibility criteria apply. For more information please contact Centrelink.

Our organisation is also registered with the Queensland and Victoria Departments of Public Transport. Students enrolled in full-time courses, may be eligible for public transport concession. Eligibility criteria apply. For more information please contact:



For further information on fees, refer to the Fee Schedules for this course.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Additional eligibility or enrolment criteria may apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

* Please note that minimum and maximum class numbers apply for each course. Class times may vary for operational reasons. Enrolments must be received a minimum of 1 week prior to the commencement of the course.

^ Length of the course will increase if interrupted by Public Holidays and School Holidays scheduled by Pragmatic Training.

~ VET Student Loans is an Australian Government Loan Scheme. Eligibility criteria apply. For more information about VET Student Loans, visit

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