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1 year full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
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Applications due 11 March 2018


Explore the processes and theory behind digital transformation and position yourself as digital media practitioner.

Our curriculum is flexible and regularly updated, and informed by our course advisory panel which includes representatives from industry and government. We review developments such as 'app' creation, game production, search engine optimisation, content strategy and social network analytics.

Our programme is grounded in the practice of user experience design (UX) and students are exposed to industry methodologies such as ‘scrum’.

Students exit the course with a portfolio containing examples of industry artefacts (including user journeys and user testing process). It is possible to undertake a work placement or internship within our programme to further develop your industry skills.

Entrepreneurial practice is highly influential on the digital media industry and we explore what this means for us in different contexts. Students from a range of backgrounds are welcome, including beginners are assisted to 'come up to speed'.

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

This graduate diploma is the second stage of a nested suite of three courses that make up the Masters of Digital Media. The first stage is a Graduate Certificate in Digital Media. Alternatively, students can enrol directly in the Master of Digital Mediacourse.

Completion of one stage gives you credit towards the next. You can choose to exit at the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level.

An admission requirement for this course is a Bachelor degree in any discipline. Applicants with a Bachelor degree in the area of Digital Media can receive 6 months credit.

Kids in Class program

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:

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This course could lead to a career in:

  • digital media 'all rounder'
  • UX (user experience) practitioner
  • digital media producer
  • digital marketing manager
  • e-learning designer
  • mobile and web designer
  • digital media strategist
  • social media strategy and analyst.

Industry relevance

In a rapidly changing field, we wish to future-proof your knowledge at every opportunity.

Each year we have an event - to which all past graduates are invited - where we discuss the industry developments we have incorporated during the year.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Diploma in Digital Media students will be required to complete 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) consisting of the following:

  • 72 credit points (equivalent to 6 units) of Core studies

  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) of Elective studies.


24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) of Elective Studies from the list below

Note: Not all units are offered every year or every semester

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.  
  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.


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

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

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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.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Domestic applicants with a Bachelor Degree in any discipline.
  • Mature: Mature age applicants with significant professional experience, without a Bachelor Degree, may qualify for admission into 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.

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