Get the advanced digital media skills required to launch your career in film, television and radio, newspapers and magazines, online media, graphic design, marketing, advertising or public relations.
3007084 Bachelor of Digital Media
Advance your skills and career prospects with this specialised course in digital media. You'll graduate with the core communication and marketing skills required for a future in the digital media industries of today.
According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as advertising and marketing professionals is growing strongly. This very large occupation is expected to create around 53,000 new job openings over the next five years, ensuring your skills will be in high demand.
This course will prepare you to tell the stories that matter, while you develop the creative and production skills required to forge a career in today’s fast-paced media environment. You'll develop skills in visual communication and design, digital video production and storytelling, journalism and news writing, and media theory and analysis.
Successful completion of this course will prepare you to launch your career in digital media in fields such as film, television and radio, newspapers and magazines, online media, graphic design, marketing, advertising and public relations.
As a TAFE Queensland student you'll have access to a variety of industry-standard equipment and facilities. Get the skills you need to launch your career with access to the latest technology including high-tech computers, cameras, microphones, sound mixers, and lighting equipment.
Throughout your studies you'll gain access to work experience opportunities and networks of industry professionals across the media and communications spectrum. Our experienced teaching staff are still heavily embedded in the digital media industry, so they know where the industry is headed and what skills employers are looking for.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Digital Media, you must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:
Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period, and the below study plan is for new students.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
|Year 1 / Session 1|
||Photography and Digital Imaging||12 Credit Points|
||Media Studies||12 Credit Points|
||Visual Communication and Design||12 Credit Points|
||Written Communication||12 Credit Points|
|Year 1 / Session 2|
||Digital Media Practices||12 Credit Points|
||Journalism in the Digital Age||12 Credit Points|
||Create: Innovate: Change||12 Credit Points|
||Film Studies||12 Credit Points|
|Year 2, Session 1|
||Screenwriting||12 Credit Points|
||Animation Theory and Practice||12 Credit Points|
||Essential Screen Skills||12 Credit Points|
|Year 2, Session 2|
||Advanced Digital Imaging||12 Credit Points|
||Marketing Principles||12 Credit Points|
||Aboriginal Cultural Strengths||12 Credit Points|
|Year 3, Session 1|
||Making Radio and Podcasts||12 Credit Points|
||Video Journalism||12 Credit Points|
||Marketing Communications||12 Credit Points|
|Year 3, Session 3|
||Professional Placement||12 Credit Points|
||Media Project||12 Credit Points|
||Advanced Screen Production||12 Credit Points|
If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.Learn more about university pathways
No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.
This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.
HECS‑HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme for eligible students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place, that covers the cost of your tuition fees on your behalf.
If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.
Entry into this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
Second year entry requirements for this qualification are:
These qualifications award a full year's credit towards this degree.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to Southern Cross University website.
This program includes a compulsory 100-hour professional placement that allows you to gain invaluable workplace experience across the media and communications spectrum: at radio or television stations, in newspapers and publishing houses, on film shoots, at film festivals or in graphic design or post-production companies.
Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts.
It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access the online learning system Blackboard Learn and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
Recommended text books will be listed under "Prescribed Texts" for each unit.
Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.
All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.
You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.
Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.