At a glance
CQUniversity's Bachelor of Digital Media can prepare you for a professional career in the digital media industries. This course provides skills and knowledge that can be applied in a variety of fields associated with design, technology and media. The flexible course structure allows you to focus on your strengths and interests by pursuing minors in graphic design, interactive media, video and animation, or a combination of these areas.
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Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Video and Animation
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.
* International students residing in Australia on a student visa must study full-time on-campus.
Some units within this course are only available to study by distance education.
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. Completion of the Bachelor of Digital Media will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:
- web design
- graphic design
- game development
- software development
- audio production
- video production
- film and television post-production
- visual effects
- corporate communications
- education and training.
CQUniversity's Bachelor of Digital Media will prepare you for a professional career in the digital media industry 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 minors in graphic design, interactive media and 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 development tools and techniques. You will learn how to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
During your final year of study you will have the opportunity to engage with clients on real-world projects, ensuring that you are work-ready upon graduation.
The course can be studied on-campus or by distance education and incorporates two optional interim or exit awards, the Diploma of Digital Media and the Associate Degree of Digital Media.
Why Study at CQUniversity
Digital media qualifications at CQUniversity provide a growing wealth of opportunity in a field that is at the forefront of future development.
If you're drawn to develop, create and innovate using digital mediums our course will build your skills and provide you with the professional qualification you need to advance your career in this sector.
Flexible course options in digital media allow you to specialise in creative areas of interest including film, photography, web development, game development and graphic design while also providing the opportunity to cultivate both technical and creative skills.
This minor includes advanced units in visual design, page layout and photography, using industry-standard software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Within this minor you will build on core foundation units in visual design and illustration.
Video and Animation
This minor includes advanced units in 3D modelling, 3D animation, video production and visual effects using industry-standard software such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. You will build on core foundation units in digital video and audio production and animation.
Structure and assessment
You are required to complete a total of 24 units including:
- 12 core units
- 2 x 4 unit minors in either graphic design, interactive media or video and animation (8 units total)
- 4 elective units, which may be selected from any CQUniversity undergraduate course, provided prerequisite and corequisite requirements are met.