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Bachelor of Digital Media - CC24

CQUniversity's Bachelor of Digital Media can prepare you for a professional career in the digital media industries. This course provides skills and knowledge that can be applied in a variety of fields associated with design, technology and media. The flexible course structure allows you to focus on your strengths and interests by pursuing minors in graphic design, interactive media, screen production, animation, or a combination of these areas.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Not applicable

CRICOS

081701M

CQUniversity's Bachelor of Digital Media will prepare you for a professional career in the digital media industry by providing practical skills and relevant theory that can be applied in a variety of fields associated with design, technology and media.

The course's flexible structure allows you to focus on your individual strengths and interests by pursuing minors in graphic design, interactive media, screen production, animation, or a combination of these areas.

Working within multimedia computer laboratories and production studios, you will learn how to create digital media works using industry-standard software development tools and techniques. You will learn how to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

During your final year of study you will have the opportunity to engage with clients on real-world projects, ensuring that you are work-ready upon graduation.

The course can be studied on-campus or by online study and incorporates two optional interim or exit awards, the Diploma of Digital Media and the Associate Degree of Digital Media.

Core Units 12 Major Units None
Electives 4 Minor Units 4

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete a total of 24 units including 12 core units, two four-unit minors in either graphic design, interactive media, screen production, or animation, and four elective units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Real-world opportunities

Throughout your studies, you will work within multimedia computer laboratories and production studios and learn how to create digital media works using industry-standard software tools and techniques.

In the third year of the Bachelor of Digital Media, you will have the opportunity to work on authentic projects and apply your skills and knowledge. You will gain practical and relevant industry experience through two real-world projects. Through these projects, you will be exposed to real scenarios and clients and have opportunities to apply your discipline knowledge to meet your client’s needs and propose effective solutions. You will have the flexibility to tailor one project to your interests and can choose to either develop a digital media product, a portfolio of digital media work, complete a digital media-related work placement of a minimum of 120 hours, or undertake academic research project with a digital media focus. The skills, knowledge, and experience you gain through this professional practice experience enhance your work readiness and the career opportunities you explore when you graduate.

Career focussed

This course offers you a choice of four-unit minors in several distinct skill areas of digital media.

Graphic Design

The graphic design minor covers advanced units in visual design, print design, photography and social media management using standard software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. It builds on core foundation units in visual design and illustration.

Interactive Media

Interactive Media covers advanced units in application development, game design and mobile application development, using technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MYSQL and industry-standard software such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe XD and Unity.

Screen Production

A minor in screen production has advanced units in screenwriting, production, editing and postproduction for both narrative films and documentaries, using industry-standard software such as Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition. It builds on core foundation units in digital video and audio production.

Animation

Animation is a minor with advanced units in motion graphics,3D computer graphics, 3D character design and 3D animation using industry-standard software such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects. It builds on core foundation units in 2D animation.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Brisbane
Term 2 - 2023Brisbane

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
MinorsUnitsDescription
Animation4
Graphic Design4
Interactive Media4
Screen Production4
Unit NameCodeDescription
Digital Media ProjectDGTL13005Students undertake a digital media project of their choice in consultation with academic and workplace supervisors. Work placements with an approved organisation (minimum of 120 hours) are an option.
Collaborative Digital Media Project Part AMMST13015Students work in a team to complete a digital media project for a real client in a supportive, scaffolded learning environment over a period of two terms.
Collaborative Digital Media Project Part BMMST13018Students work in a team to complete a digital media project for a real client in a supportive, scaffolded learning environment over a period of two terms.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent); or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification; or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date the the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable

The digital revolution has dramatically changed the way we work, learn, play and communicate. It has created jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago and it has profoundly changed others. People who are skilled in the production and application of digital media are in demand. Completion of the Bachelor of Digital Media will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields 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.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$15,600.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$31,200.00

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

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STUDY DIGITAL MEDIA AT CQU

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What I liked about my course is the various fields you learn about technology, the opportunity to engage with and do projects for real clients, and the internship. The teachers did an excellent job of explaining each lesson and they were easy to reach out to.

Adrian Alain Portaje

Bachelor of Digital Media

Bachelor of Digital Media covered all the avenues that I wanted to dip my toe into and try out – graphic design, film industry marketing and social media – all stuff that I wouldn't have gotten just by doing a straight animation degree.

Isaac Jensen

Bachelor of Digital Media

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