Graduate Certificate in Multimedia (Online)


Program Code 11511
Graduate Level Postgraduate
  • Online
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This program is available only to students who have already commenced the program. New students should refer to the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media (This program has not commenced and is still undergoing final approval.) The Graduate Certificate in Multimedia program provides a thorough basis to the study of digital multimedia. After successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students may progress to the Master of Multimedia award. The masters program allows for a deeper examination of the field of digital multimedia, with opportunities to focus on some of the more specific, technical areas of multimedia via the elective options.

This degree provides students with specialist knowledge, production and management skills related to digital multimedia, underpinned by a thorough grounding in screen based design principles.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may typically find employment in web and multimedia design and development, digital media industries, consultancy and education.

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

Admission Requirements

Not available to new students.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English Language Proficiency requirements. Consequently, no additional strategies in relation to English language beyond those provided by the University should be required.

Special Needs

The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Wollotuka Indigenous Support Unit.

Requirements and Structure

The program can be completed over one trimester of full-time study or longer if preferred. Courses are offered on a trimester basis, i.e. three terms per year. Students may commence studies in January, May or September. Please refer to the Term dares on the University website at:
The Graduate Certificate in Multimedia program requires the completion of four courses worth a total of 40 units, chosen from the five prescribed courses listed.
Students who have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Certificate in Multimedia may apply for entry to the Master of Multimedia ad obtain full credit for studies completed.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Choose 40 units from Directed courses.
DESN6300 Intro. to Multimedia Des. & Effective Commun. Not currently offered 10 units
DESN6400 Digital Imaging Not currently offered 10 units
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
DESN6430 Virtual Reality and Computer Games Not currently offered 10 units
DESN6440 Interactive Multimedia and Design Not currently offered 10 units