Explore the processes and theory behind digital transformation and position yourself as a digital media practitioner with the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media.
When you study with us, you'll benefit from a curriculum that is flexible and regularly updated. Our course content is informed by a panel of representatives from industry and government, who examine recent developments in app creation, game production, search engine optimisation, content strategy and social network analytics and advise us on current best practice.
Focusing on user experience design (UX), you'll find out about the latest industry methods and practices.
You will exit the course with a portfolio of work (including examples of user journeys and user testing processes) to show potential employers. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a placement or internship within the program to further develop your industry skills.
Based in facilities at our City Campus, our timetables are designed for the busy professional – bringing your goals within reach.
Progress to a masters
This graduate diploma is the second of three courses, following the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media, that make up the Masters of Digital Media. Completing one stage gives you credit towards the next. You can choose to exit at the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level. You can also enrol directly in the Master of Digital Media course.
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 six months' credit.
Kids in class program
Students studying Digital Media can now 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 are:
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VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.
Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.
We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice and can 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.
We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available to all students.
Library & computer facilities
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:
- excellent WiFi networks
- more than 4000 computers (PCs and Apple Macs) across our campuses
- a central IT helpdesk for technical help.
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This course could lead to a career as a:
- 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.
In a rapidly changing field, we endeavour 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.
To attain the Graduate Diploma in Digital Media students will be required to complete 96 credit points consisting of the following:
- 84 credit points of Core studies
- 12 points of Elective studies
Course structure and units
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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.||Analyse and critically review a range of data sources to assess and critically review projects and understand a context|
|4.||Exemplify digital media industry project management processes with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability|
|5.||Collaborate with others, as a leader or a team, to implement co-design and co-creation tools|
|6.||Communicate the potential and shortcomings of technology to justify and interpret practical and theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to a range of 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 for this course: Full-fee
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.
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.
Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
Applicants with a minimum three (3) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.
Pathways from VU courses
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.
Credit for skills and past study
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:
- 31 July 2023
- 2 October 2023
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.
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Apply direct to VU
Direct applications are due on 23 July 2023 for our next intake which starts on 31 July 2023.
Already a VU student?
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