Graduate Certificate in Digital Media (Pre 2015)

Learn the latest techniques in a rapidly changing industry

Courses & Details

Program Code 11712
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
CRICOS Code 062459G
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
Program Plans


The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media is a 40 unit postgraduate degree. It is part of an integrated program consisting of the Graduate Certificate and the Masters program.

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

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.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Credit Transfer

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 the new program, go to¬† and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

International students can only study this program online offshore.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need 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, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

The program requires the completion of 40 units of courses from either Group A or Group B courses.

Transition Arrangements

This program is effective from Trimester 3, 2010. Continuing students in the on campus mode of this program will be offered a direct equivalent in the on-line mode as the courses within the program exist as both online and on campus mode and are offered simultaneously in both modes.

For further information, you are advised to contact your Program Officer or Program Convenor to discuss individual transition arrangements.

Course Information

Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
CMNS6040 Digital Video Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
CMNS6060 eCulture and Audiences Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
CMNS6070 Narrative and Interactive Design Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
DESN6350 Design for Digital Media Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6300 Computer Games Design Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6302 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6303 Computer Games Production Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
MTEC6707 Music and the Internet Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
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