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CC24 - Bachelor of Digital Media

Overview

At a glance

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, video and animation, or a combination of these areas.

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Study modes On-Campus, Distance
Rank OP: 17 SR: 63 ATAR: 56.70
Courses/units 24/144
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4, SA); see entry requirements tab for UAC and VTAC pre-requisites
Minors

Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Video and Animation

Availability BrisbaneNoosaSydneyBundabergMackayRockhamptonDistance Education 
Duration 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Intake dates March, July
QTAC Code BDG: 812121 BNE: 882121 MKY: 842121, NSA: 872121, ROK: 852121, Distance: 852125
VTAC Code Distance: 1700117041
UAC Code SYD: 160520, Distance: 160521
CRICOS 081701M

* 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.

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Some units within this course are only available to study by distance education.


Career opportunities

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.

Details

Summary

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 and video and 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 distance education and incorporates two optional interim or exit awards, the Diploma of Digital Media and the Associate Degree 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 course 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.

Minors

Graphic Design

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.

Interactive Media

This minor includes advanced units in web 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 and Unity.

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

Program Structure

You are required to complete a total of 24 units including:
- 12 core units
- 2 x 4 unit minors in either graphic design, interactive media or video and animation (8 units total)
- 4 elective units, which may be selected from any CQUniversity undergraduate course, provided prerequisite and corequisite requirements are met.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Digital Media course please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.

Work integrated Learning

In the final year of the course you will work as part of a team to complete a digital media project for a real client in a supportive, scaffolded learning environment over a period of two terms.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

OP: 17 , SR: 63 , ATAR: 56.70

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

QTAC

English (4, SA)

UAC

English (Standard, Band 2)

VTAC

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

Course Requirements

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’.

Student Profile

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.

English Requirements

International Students

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.

Domestic Students

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

Fees

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:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

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.

  QLD NSW SA VIC WA Distance
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 Bachelor of Digital Media, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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