CC24 - Bachelor of Digital Media

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Digital Media can prepare you for a professional career in the digital media industries 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 specialisations in Graphic Design, Interactive Media, 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 tools and techniques. You will learn how to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The Bachelor of Digital Media gives you 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 off-campus, providing maximum flexibility. It also incorporates two optional exit / interim awards: a one-year Diploma of Digital Media and a two-year Associate Degree of Digital Media.

Graduates of the Diploma of Digital Media may articulate into the second year of either the Associate Degree of Digital Media or the Bachelor of Digital Media.

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Digital Media may articulate into the third year of the Bachelor of Digital Media.

Career Information

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. The Bachelor of Digital Media prepares graduates for a professional career within the digital media industries. Employment opportunities 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, journalism, corporate communications, education and training.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BDigitalMedia
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 852121
  • QLD - Distance - 852125
  • VIC - Distance - 1700117041
  • QLD - Noosa - 872121
  • NSW - Distance - 160521
  • QLD - Brisbane - 882121
  • NSW - Sydney - 160520
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 812121
  • QLD - Mackay - 842121
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • BNE - 081701M
  • NSA - 081701M
  • SYD - 081701M
  • MEL - 081701M
  • BDG - 081701M
  • MKY - 081701M
  • ROK - 081701M
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Brisbane
Distance
Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Domestic students. P - Senior English (4, Sound Achievement) or equivalent

International students. P - Students are required to have an acceptable level of competence in writing, reading, speaking and understanding English.

Refer to the international student section.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CC25 - Diploma of Digital Media CC26 - Associate Degree of Digital Media
Exit Awards CC25 - Diploma of Digital Media CC26 - Associate Degree of Digital Media
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

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.
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.
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.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 344
2017 376
2016 319
2015 230
2014 70
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate a broad range of skills and knowledge relating to theories, practices, languages, technologies and techniques in the field of digital media, with depth in selected areas
  • 2. Identify, analyse, develop and evaluate ideas and information within a digital media context
  • 3. Solve problems and exercise critical and creative thinking ability
  • 4. Create digital media works using industry-standard software tools, with particular proficiency in selected areas of specialisation
  • 5. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences using various media forms
  • 6. Work independently, collaboratively and professionally on digital media projects
  • 7. Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues in the field of digital media
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Graphic Design Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Interactive Media Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Video and Animation Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
  3. Complete electives

Interactive Media Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MMST12009 Web Application Development
MMST12017 Game Design
DGTL12008 Mobile Application Development
DGTL12009 Game Development
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
  3. Complete electives

Video and Animation Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MMST12019 3D Animation
DGTL12010 Visual Storytelling
DGTL12011 Advanced 3D Animation
DGTL12012 Motion Graphics and Visual Effects
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students must complete 4 elective units, which may be selected from any CQUniversity undergraduate course, provided prerequisite and corequisite requirements are met.

More Details

Credit Transfer

Students will be assessed for credit transfer on an individual basis and will be required to nominate the CQUniversity units they wish to be considered for exemption from. Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies, equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity unit, have been successfully completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units for which they may be eligible to claim exemption. Students may only gain credit transfer for up to 67% of the overall course. Study undertaken more than 10 years ago is not normally considered for credit transfer. Qualifications below the level of a Diploma are not considered for credit transfer. Refer to the Credit Transfer website at https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses-and-programs/credit-transfer-and-rpl/credit-transfers for further details on the guidelines and application process.

Computing Requirements

Students who enrol in this course require access to a computer with an internet connection. Hardware and software requirements vary for individual units within the course. On-campus students may use the computer hardware, software and production equipment that is available at their local campus.

Study Schedules

Students who enrol in this course should download a course planner from https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles/first-year-planners to help with the development of their personal study schedule. When preparing a study schedule it is important to check the availability of individual units by looking up their term of offer and location in this Handbook. Full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term, and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term. Students can get assistance with the preparation of their study schedule by contacting a Student Advisor by email at spc@cqu.edu.au.

Exit and Interim Awards

The Bachelor of Digital Media has two optional exit / interim awards: a Diploma of Digital Media (8 units; 48 units of credit) and an Associate Degree of Digital Media (16 units; 96 units of credit).

Diploma of Digital Media

Students can ask to be awarded the Diploma of Digital Media as either an exit award or an interim award after successfully completing the 8 compulsory level 1 units from the core structure of the Bachelor of Digital Media. The exit award is for students who want to exit the Bachelor of Digital Media early. The interim award is for students who want to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Digital Media. For more information about the rules governing this exit / interim award, please contact a Student Advisor by email at spc@cqu.edu.au.

Associate Degree of Digital Media

Students can ask to be awarded the Associate Degree of Digital Media as either an exit award or an interim award after successfully completing 8 compulsory level 1 units from the core structure of the Bachelor of Digital Media and 8 units from 2 minors (Graphic Design, Interactive Media, or Video and Animation). The exit award is for students who want to exit the Bachelor of Digital Media early. The interim award is for students who want to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Digital Media. For more information about the rules governing this exit / interim award, please contact a Student Advisor by email at spc@cqu.edu.au.