The Associate Degree of Digital Media is an optional exit award within the Bachelor of Digital Media. This qualification aims to prepare students for paraprofessional work within 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 program's flexible structure allows students to focus on their individual strengths and interests by pursuing specialisations in Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Video and Animation, Journalism, or a combination of those areas.
Working within multimedia computer laboratories and production studios, students learn how to create digital media works using industry-standard software development tools and techniques. They learn how to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively and work independently in response to digital media project demands.
The program can be studied on-campus or off-campus, providing maximum flexibility for students.
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 Associate Degree of Digital Media prepares graduates for paraprofessional work 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.
|Duration||2 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||96|
|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||Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||ADDigitalMedia|
|AQF Level||Level 6: Associate Degree|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
|Rank Threshold||SR 60 | ATAR 60|
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
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||CC25 - Diploma of Digital Media|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting email@example.com. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
Level 1 Courses
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|MMST11003||Visual Design Fundamentals|
|MMST11009||Digital Video and Audio|
|MMST11010||Illustration and Visualisation|
|DGTL11001||Foundations of Animation|
|DGTL11003||User Experience Design|
|Number of units: 2||Total credit points: 12|
Students must complete 2 elective courses, which may be selected from any CQUniversity undergraduate program, provided prerequisite and corequisite requirements are met.