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Start date:
25 February 2019
Duration: 
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face
Online

Overview

Enhance your career options as a digital media practitioner and become a leader in a global industry with the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media.

This course specialises in delivering the latest in industry practices and processes. Informed by our course advisory panel industry practitioners from industry and government, our curriculum is flexible and regularly updated.

You'll study developments such as 'app' development, search engine optimisation, content strategy and social network analytics.

Based in studio facilities at our City campus, timetables are designed for the busy professional.

In the second year of study, students undertake a research project (both practical and written components are assessed), with the option to link your research project to an industry problem.

This graduate certificate is the first stage of a nested suite of three courses that make up the Master of Digital Media. Successful completion of this course will lead you to admission into our Graduate Diploma in Digital Media.

An admission requirement for this course is a Bachelor degree in any discipline.

Students studying Digital Media now have the chance to bring their children, of all ages, to class.

The Kids in Class program offers students four kid-friendly tutorials for every unit they study. The remainder of units can be completed online, with the option to attend tutorials in person. Participating units:

Contact Natasha Dwyer for more information - natasha.dwyer@vu.edu.au.

As a postgraduate student you might want to take up one of many opportunities to further develop your academic language and study skills. VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

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Careers in digital media

This course prepares you for work in a diverse range of fields and could lead to a career in:

  • digital media production and post-production
  • digital marketing management
  • mobile and web design
  • digital media strategy.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media is a 48 credit points (4 unit), one semester full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.

Select 36 credit points (equivalent to 3 units) from the following

Plus 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) of an Elective from the list below

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate complex knowledge to a variety of audiences, using known and yet to be developed tools in several contexts;  
  2. Analyse and critique different theoretical positions within the field;  
  3. Critically and creatively apply domain knowledge across a range of contexts;  
  4. Exhibit effective problem solving in the management and delivery of digital media projects;  
  5. Critically apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to identify, investigate, analyse, evaluate and scope complex problems, concepts and theories in a wide range of industry settings; and  
  6. Demonstrate understandings of different cultures, values and dispositions by developing designs for niche audiences.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Apply direct to VU

Apply direct to VU using our admission centre submit applications for one or more courses, track and save your progress and upload additional information.

Direct applications are due on 17 February 2019 for our next intake which starts on 25 February 2019.

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Already a VU student?

If you are already a VU student, apply direct to VU using our Admissions centre to transfer into this course. Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.

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  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

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