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.
On Campus, Online
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
No recommended study required
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|
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 informationFor information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
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.
This course offers you a choice of four-unit minors in several distinct skill areas of digital media.
Graphic DesignThe 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.
Screen ProductionA 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.
AnimationAnimation 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.
|Term 1 - 2023||Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2022||Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2023||Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Digital Media Project||DGTL13005||Students 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 A||MMST13015||Students 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 B||MMST13018||Students 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.|
The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.
The rank threshold for this course is: SR 60 | ATAR 60.0
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.
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 RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
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
- game development
- software development
- audio production
- video production
- film and television post-production
- visual effects
- corporate communications
- education and training.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$12,146.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
|Queensland||ONL: 852125; CNS: 822121; ROK: 852121; BNE: 882121; BDG: 812121; MKY: 842121|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160521; SYD: 160520|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150521|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.
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View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
- Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centreView the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria; Tasmania||Apply via VTAC|
|South Australia; Northern Territory; Western Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUniBenefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.
|If you are studying with:||Study Support|
|Murray River Study Hub||Access to local study facilities.|
Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.