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  • 3007084

Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications

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 and Communications

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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

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Introductory
COM10295
Written Communication
COM00439
Theory in Practice: Issues in Media Studies
COM10110
Visual Communication and Design
HUM71005
Aboriginal Cultural Strengths
AAD71104
Photography and Digital Imaging
Intermediate
CUL00210
Australia, Asia and the World
COM00481
The Fourth Estate: News Journalism
COM10112
From Page to Production: Essential Screen Skills
COM10082
Film Studies: Cinema, Culture, Context
COM00461
Making Radio and Podcasts
COM00456
Animation Theory and Practice
Advanced
COM73001
Cyborg, Virus, Algorithm: Concepts for Media Practice
COM10628
To Be Continued: Media Project
COM00471
Professional Placement
COM10113
Visions of Light: Making Music Video
AAD73305
Advanced Digital Imaging
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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 is the total amount you need to pay when you enrol. 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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Important Information
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Selection criteria

Diploma of Screen and Media / Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications

Diploma of Graphic Design / Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications

Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to Southern Cross University website.

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