Graduate Certificate in Digital Media

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Technology is continually advancing, permeating our environments and affecting how we interact with the world. As society increasingly relies on technology ranging from interaction and digital TV to personal devices including phones and game consoles and with ongoing advancement expected, the demand for technical experts continues to grow.

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media at the University of Newcastle has been designed to develop professional digital media skills and knowledge to be applied to almost any field, providing the stepping stone to a new career or to enhance you’re the one you are already in.

You will explore a range of progressive subjects including digital video, 3D modelling animation and rendering, computer games design and much more. It will enhance your knowledge and encourage and embrace your creativity, whist providing you with the practical skills to translate ideas to reality.

At the completion of your studies you will be able to offer more in your current role or seek new positions in the areas of website design, animation, digital post-production, digital visual effects production and post-production supervision.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Digital Media at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Would you like to possess the skills and knowledge to develop new and innovative digital media technology? The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Media has been designed to enhance the digital media skills and knowledge of individuals from a vast range of disciplines. At the end of the program you will have developed a comprehensive portfolio of work in your chosen speciality enabling you to visually present your skills to a prospective employer.

Delivered online, you will explore courses such as design, project planning and management, music and the internet, digital video, narrative and interactive design.

The University of Newcastle is the only university to provide this program entirely online, offering you complete flexibility. To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'study' tab.


The University of Newcastle has worked to develop a contemporary program geared around the theoretical and practical application of the technical and design aspects of digital media. The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media will provide you with practical expertise using the most current software tools to enhance your learning experience.

Considered to be a stepping stone to explore, develop and learn multiple skills, the program will develop your ability to critically analyse digital media design and apply the acquired knowledge across a range of work environments.

The innovative teaching and unique approach focuses on hands-on practical work that can be applied to real world projects as well as the latest software.

The program can be tailored to suit your individual interests with a range of courses to choose from. Here are a few examples:

  • eCulture and audiences
  • digital video
  • narrative and interactive design
  • computer games production
  • music and the internet
  • 3D modelling animation and rendering.

For a full list of courses view the ‘details’ tab.

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media can lead you, visit the 'careers' tab.


Digital media is a rapidly changing environment, continuously evolving to meet increasing expectations for continual improvement and enhancement.

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.

Requiring the successful completion of 40 units, you will be provided with a solid foundation to begin exploring careers in digital media. If you are interested in a more comprehensive learning experience, you may want to consider the Master of Digital Media.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media visit the ‘details’ tab.

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