Working within multimedia computer laboratories and production studios, you will learn how to create digital content for a variety of applications including communication, business, education and entertainment. The program will enable you to focus on your individual strengths and interests by pursuing a major in digital media production, information technology, or a combination of those two areas.
|Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Intake Dates||February, July|
|Mode of Study||On-Campus, Distance Education|
|Domestic Availability||Brisbane, Noosa, Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|International Availability‡||Brisbane, Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|Prerequisites||Prerequisite: English (4, SA)|
|Rank*||OP: 19 SR: 61|
|QTAC Code||BDG: 810761 BNE: 880761 MKY: 840761, ROK: 850761, Distance: 850765, NSA: 870761|
|CRICOS||023165M - QLD|
BNE - Brisbane, NSA - Noosa, BDG - Bundaberg, MKY - Mackay, ROK - Rockhampton
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au
‡ International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.** Only the Digital Production specialisation is available at CQUniversity Noosa. Depending on courses selected, you may be required to study elective courses by distance education.
The term multimedia is used to describe the integrated presentation of text, graphics, sound and images, including digital video via computer-based media. Multimedia includes the study of animation and games for mobile devices, web design, digital video, and audio production. Students who study multimedia are able to create and apply digital content for communication, education and entertainment.
The Bachelor of Multimedia Studies at CQUniversity will prepare you for a career in the digital media industries by equipping you with essential technical and creative skills. This program features courses in areas such as graphic design, web design, web application development, video production and post-production, interface design, photography, illustration, 3D modelling and animation, game design, social media, mobile application development, project management and more.
A qualification in multimedia studies is the ticket to a career in the digital media industries. The term multimedia refers to products and services that combine different types of media into one. With the help of digital technology, multimedia producers can manipulate text, graphics, animation, audio and video elements into new interactive media forms such as mobile applications, web sites, computer games, DVDs and social media.
Multimedia graduates are highly sought-after, particularly in fields that require a blend of technical and creative expertise. Career opportunities can be found in areas such as web design, graphic design, publishing, photography, illustration, animation, game development, software development, audio production, video production, film and television post-production, visual effects, advertising, marketing, corporate communications, education and training.
Most digital media production environments are multidisciplinary, requiring collaboration between people with diverse technical and creative skills. The study of multimedia encompasses many of these skills, including graphic design, web design, web application development, video production and post-production, interface design, photography, illustration, 3D modelling and animation, game design, social media management, mobile application development, project management and more.
CQUniversity's multimedia programs are flexible, offering you the choice of studying on-campus or by distance education, and either on a full-time or part-time basis. This means you can tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs. Our degree program consists of a combination of core or compulsory courses and electives, allowing further flexibility in customising your study to match your career goals.
At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experience to ensure that you are work-ready upon graduation, making you attractive to potential employers. Every program is delivered by qualified, supportive teaching staff who offer relevant, real-world experience. And all of our programs are regularly monitored and updated to ensure they remain in line with current industry practices.
A Bachelor of Multimedia Studies degree will qualify you to work in a variety of exciting jobs related to your field of specialisation. Career options for graduates with relevant creative and technical expertise can be
found in areas such as web design, graphic design, publishing, photography, illustration, animation, game development, software development, audio production, video production, film and television post-production, visual effects, advertising, marketing, corporate communications, education and training.
Multimedia graduates are typically found in fields that require a blend of technical and creative expertise. For example, web designers create and maintain web sites, employing skills such as visual design, interface design and user experience design at the front end. Web developers apply complementary skills such as programming and database management at the back end. Graphic designers create visual communications, including art and layouts, for reproduction in print and electronic media such as magazines, newspapers and advertising. Photographers operate cameras and lighting equipment to take still photographs for artistic or commercial purposes. Illustrators create drawings and designs, using a variety of styles and media. App developers design, produce and create software applications for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. 3D artists work with the 3D graphics tools that are an important part of many games, television productions and film projects.Specialty roles within this field include 3D modellers, riggers, texture artists, animators, visual effects technicians, lighters and renderers. Video producers create videos for commercial, educational or theatrical purposes. Specialty roles within a video production crew include directors, producers, camera operators, sound recorders, lighting technicians, screenwriters, editors, and compositors.
You are required to complete a total of 24 courses including six core level one courses, six core advanced level courses, one major (six courses) in either digital production, information technology, or a blend of both, and six general electives.
CQUniversity and Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE (SCIT) have established a partnership to collaborate in the delivery of the Bachelor of Multimedia Studies (Digital Production) at SCIT's Noosa campus. This arrangement will enable graduates of the SCIT Diploma of Interactive Digital Media to articulate directly into University studies.
Diploma graduates can transition directly from SCIT into the second year of the CQUniversity Bachelor of Multimedia Studies program and will receive credit for a a total of eight courses.
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Multimedia Studies program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has accredited this program as follows:
- The Information Technology major is accredited at the Professional Level
- The Digital Production major is accredited at the Associate Level.
Please note that the ACS accredits each campus individually. You can refer to the ACS web site to enquire about personal eligibility for ACS membership.