Graduate Certificate in Digital Media

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Graduate Certificate in Digital Media

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)


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.

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.

Career Pathways

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 (4 courses), 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.

Specialisations

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.

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.

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 at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 10, 2016
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