CC26 - Associate Degree of Digital Media

Overview

Course Overview

The Associate Degree of Digital Media can prepare you 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 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 independently in response to digital media project demands.

The course can be studied on-campus or off-campus, providing maximum flexibility.

The Diploma of Digital Media is an optional exit / interim award within the Associate Degree of Digital Media and the Bachelor of Digital Media.

The Associate Degree of Digital Media is an optional exit / interim award within the Bachelor 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 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.

Course Details
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 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) ADDigitalMedia
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • NSW - Distance - 160911
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 852141
  • QLD - Noosa - 872141
  • QLD - Mackay - 842141
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 812141
  • NSW - Sydney - 160910
  • QLD - Distance - 852145
  • QLD - Brisbane - 882141
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 083582G
  • MKY - 083582G
  • SYD - 083582G
  • BNE - 083582G
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
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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
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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
Exit Awards CC25 - Diploma of Digital Media
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 8
2017 6
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 in response to digital media project demands
  • 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 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
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

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

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
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 http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles 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 Associate Degree of Digital Media has an optional exit / interim award named the Diploma of Digital Media (8 units; 48 units of credit). 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 Associate Degree of Digital Media. The exit award is for students who want to exit the Associate Degree of Digital Media early. The interim award is for students who want to continue their studies in the Associate Degree 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.