CC26 - Associate Degree of Digital Media
At a glance
CQUniversity's Associate Degree of Digital Media can prepare you for para-professional work in the digital media industries. This course will provide you with 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, video and animation, or a combination of these areas.
|Study modes||On-Campus, Distance|
|Rank||OP: 17 SR: 63 ATAR: 56.70|
|Pre-requisites||QTAC: English (4, SA); see entry requirements tab for UAC pre-requisites|
Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Video and Animation
|Availability||Brisbane, Noosa, Sydney, Mackay, Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|Duration||2 years full-time, 4 years part-time|
|Intake dates||March, July|
|QTAC Code||BDG: 812141, BNE: 882141, MKY: 842141, NSA: 872141, ROK: 852141, Distance: 852145|
|UAC Code||SYD: 160910, Distance: 160911|
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.**
Some units within this course are only available to study by distance education.
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 Associate Degree 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
- education and training
The Associate Degree of Digital Media will develop your skills in the areas of design, technology and media, providing you with employment opportunities in the high demand digital media industries.
The flexible structure of this course allows you to pursue your desired specialisation in the areas of graphic design, interactive media and video and animation or a combination of these areas.
On completion of this course you may choose to further your skills with the Bachelor of Digital Media.
Why Study at CQUniversity
Digital media qualifications at CQUniversity provide a growing wealth of opportunity in a field that is at the forefront of future development.
If you’re drawn to develop, create and innovate using digital mediums our course will build your skills and provide you with the professional qualification you need to advance your career in this sector.
Flexible unit options in digital media allow you to specialise in creative areas of interest including film, photography, web development, game development and graphic design while also providing the opportunity to cultivate both technical and creative skills.
This minor includes advanced units in visual design, page layout and photography, using industry-standard software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Within this minor you will build on core foundation units in visual design and illustration.
Video and Animation
This minor includes advanced units in 3D modelling, 3D animation, video production and visual effects using industry-standard software such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. You will build on core foundation units in digital video and audio production and animation.
Structure and assessment
You are required to complete 16 units including eight core units and two minors in either graphic design, interactive media and video or animation.
For example units you could study as part of the Associate Degree of Digital Media course please click here.
If you have any questions regarding this program, call 13 27 86.
Credit transfer information
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
OP: 17 , SR: 63 , ATAR: 56.70
OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
English (4, SA)
English (Standard, Band 2)
To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.
Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our prospective students page.
If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.
If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.
Fees and scholarships
Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered
- Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
- domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
- international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.
In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.
Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.
PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.
For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:
Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.
How to Apply
You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.
You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:
- Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
- South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
- Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
- Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
- Western Australia (Apply WA).
Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:
Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.
|Undergraduate||Apply through QTAC||Apply through UAC||Apply through SATAC||Apply through VTAC||Apply through Apply WA||Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC|
For more information on applying for Associate Degree of Digital Media, please click here.