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Intakes: 
2018: February
Duration: 
0.5 year
Location: 
Fees: 
2018: A$10,900 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

Enhance your career options as a digital media practitioner and become a leader in a global industry.

Our 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 will 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) . There is the option to link your research project with 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 offer career advice, academic resources and learning and IT support in relaxed lounge-like settings. You'll have access to photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll 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 and social networking tools.

VU has one of the best campus-wide WiFi networks. We also have more than 4000 computers (PCs and Apple Mac) spread across our campuses. A central IT helpdesk is also available for support.

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Careers in digital media

This course 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.

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.

  • International: Applicants with a Bachelor degree and above (AQF Level 7 awards) of any disciplines. In addition to satisfying the entry requirements for Australian Resident students or demonstrating equivalence, overseas students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: International English Language Testing System, or equivalent, - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.
  • Mature: The admission requirement is a three year first degree in any discipline. Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience may be considered on the basis of equivalence.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

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 for this course

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.