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 of 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 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.
Commonwealth Supported Places in 2023
Fees are heavily subsidised and HECS-HELP loans available for eligible students in 2023. Apply now or register your interest - there's never been a better time to study!
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 - [email protected].
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:
- drop-in sessions
- peer mentoring
- maths and writing resources
- resume and career guidance.
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:
- 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:
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.
To attain the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media students will be required to complete 48 credit points of Core studies.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Create digital media projects, including visual and audio design elements, motion graphics and animation, for a range of professional contexts|
|2.||Report and argue processes for digital media transformation|
|3.||Exemplify digital media industry project management processes with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability|
|4.||Collaborate with others, as a leader or a team, to implement co-design and co-creation tools|
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.
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 for this course: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
Fee type definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.
Students who enrol in a:
- Commonwealth supported place pay tuition fees that are partly subsidised by the Australian government
- full fee-paying place need to pay the full amount for all enrolled units before census each study period.
In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).
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.
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.
Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.
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 chair or academic adviser.
How to apply
Available start dates:
- 19 February 2024
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.
Find out more about applying for our courses.
Apply direct to VU
Direct applications are due on 11 February 2024 for our next intake which starts on 19 February 2024.
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.
After you apply
- It’s important to check for emails from us (which may go to your spam/junk folder).
- Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered