Graduate Certificate in Digital Media

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Program Code 12387
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
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  • On Campus + Online
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Description

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media (Program Code 12387) is a Level 8 AQF compliant postgraduate coursework program and is available for students who commence their studies in 2015.

There is a rapidly growing worldwide investment in digital content for an expanding variety of delivery platforms, ranging from interactive and digital TV to personal mobile devices including phones and game consoles. Consequently, there is a growing need for professional with the knowledge and skills to create this content.

The Master of Digital Media is an 80 unit coursework program designed for students with a degree in any field who wish to obtain an understanding of the production and distribution of such media content via a number of digital platforms. The program allows individuals to choose courses according to their needs and background.

This innovative program explores pathways into a range of careers across digital media technology, from web and interactive media development, digital media industries, computer games and CGI effects development to consultancy, education and more.

Why study with us?

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media is the stepping stone to explore, develop and learn multiple skills.  The innovative teaching and unique approach means you’ll be able to critically analyse digital media design. The program focuses on hands-on practical work applied to real world projects as well as the latest software.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media will introduce you to new areas of digital media or will help you to expand your existing knowledge. You will gain an advantage in this competitive job market, enabling you to pursue careers in; website design, animation, digital postproduction, digital visual effects production and post-production supervision.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media (Program Code 12387) will be based on studen’s academic qualifications as follows:

Students will have an AQF Level 5 Diploma in a discpline not related to Digital Media and also have a minimum of four (4) years demonstrable RPL in a Digial Media related area, or;

Students will have an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Digital Media or related discpline and also have a minimum of three (3) years demonstrable RPL in a Digial Media related area, or;

Students will have an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in a discpline not related to Digital Media and also have a minimum of two (2) years demonstrable RPL in a Digial Media related area, or;

Students will have an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in Digital Media or related discpline and also have a minimum of one (1) year demonstrable RPL in a Digial Media related area, or;

Students will have an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a discpline not related to Digital Media and also have a minimum of one (1) year demonstrable RPL in a Digial Media related area.

Students must apply to the Program Convenor for recognition of relevant RPL. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Credit Transfer

Credit may be granted for coursework courses if they can be demonstrated to be directly equivalent in terms of content and depth of study to the corresponding courses in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media program, and they were completed within the previous 3 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the Postgradute Coursework Awards and Program Schedule. If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, please go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/credit-transfer-and-cross-institutional-enrolment/ and click on how to apply for credit.

Honours

NA

Practical Experience

NA

Professional Accreditation

NA

International Students

International Students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students who study at the Callaghan campus will be provided with an orientation to familarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services available to International Students.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before commencing their studies or early in their first trimester. Some adjustments needs up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/disability-support for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Please follow the link provided for more information about resources: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/ctl-resources Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students can draw on the assistance and support by the Indigenous Support and Development Service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media (12387) requires the successful completion or 40 units of study including 20 units of prescribed core courses and a further 20 units of program directed course. The program can be completed over 0.5 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media can be used as an entry qualification with credit for the Master of Digital Media (12388) degree program.

Transition Arrangements

Students who have commenced the non-AQF compliant program (Program Code 11712) prior to Trimester 1, 2015 will be able to complete the program that they have commenced in. Students enrolled in the non-AQF compliant programs will be advised about the availability of the new AQF compliant Graduate Certificate in Digital Media program (Program Code 12387), and will be encouraged to apply for admission. These students will be assessed and advised on advanced standing and credit available to them, on a case-by-case basis, upon application.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CMNS6040 Digital Video Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
DESN6350 Design for Digital Media Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Program Directed Courses
CMNS6060 eCulture and Audiences Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
CMNS6070 Narrative and Interactive Design Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6013 Customer Decision Making and Behaviour Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6014 Digital Marketing Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6300 Computer Games Design Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6302 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6303 Computer Games Production Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MTEC6705 Music and Digital Media Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MTEC6707 Music and the Internet Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units