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Bachelor of Digital Media

In partnership with Southern Cross University
At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Advertising Professional
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Marketing Analyst/Coordinator
  • Media Advisor
  • Media Planner/Buyer
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Social Media Coordinator
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3007084 Bachelor of Digital Media

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Course overview

Course overview

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.

Units

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Digital Media, you must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:

  • 20 core units (240 credit points), and
  • 4 equivalent elective units (48 credit points), or
  • one shared minor (48 credit points)

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
AAD71104
Photography and Digital Imaging 12 Credit Points
MDIA1001
Media Studies 12 Credit Points
COM10110
Visual Communication and Design 12 Credit Points
COM10295
Written Communication 12 Credit Points
Year 1 / Session 2
MDIA1003
Digital Media Practices 12 Credit Points
MDIA1004
Journalism in the Digital Age 12 Credit Points
CRTV1002
Create: Innovate: Change 12 Credit Points
MDIA2006
Film Studies 12 Credit Points
Year 2, Session 1
COMM2002
Screenwriting 12 Credit Points
COM00456
Animation Theory and Practice 12 Credit Points
MDIA2002
Essential Screen Skills 12 Credit Points
Year 2, Session 2
ARTD3005
Advanced Digital Imaging 12 Credit Points
MRKT1001
Marketing Principles 12 Credit Points
INDG1004
Aboriginal Cultural Strengths 12 Credit Points
Year 3, Session 1
COM00461
Making Radio and Podcasts 12 Credit Points
MDIA2005
Video Journalism 12 Credit Points
MKT10723
Marketing Communications 12 Credit Points
Year 3, Session 3
COMM3002
Professional Placement 12 Credit Points
COMM3003
Media Project 12 Credit Points
MDIA3001
Advanced Screen Production 12 Credit Points
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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

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.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Entry into this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR 60 / OP 15
  • Diploma pathway
  • other Australian qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification

Second year entry requirements for this qualification are:

  • Completion of a relevant Diploma, including:
  • CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
  • CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media)
  • CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

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.

Placement

Professional Placement
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. 

Resources required

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

Assessment Methods

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.

Disclaimer

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


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.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

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
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland