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Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications

Content is king – and digital media specialists are in strong demand in communication and marketing roles across Australia.

If you want to tell stories that matter, change behaviours and attitudes through your profession or uncover news through investigative work, the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications will be a critically important foundation for your future career.

The internet, smart phones and social media have transformed media and communication industries – creating a range of new communication channels and work opportunities for digital-savvy graduates.

This course will equip you with writing, production, visual and research skills as well as work experience and networks of industry professionals – providing opportunities to build a career in a range of communication, public relations and marketing roles.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 3007084
  • Course abbreviation: BDigMedCom
  • Credit points: 288
  • Equivalent units: 24

Duration & Fees

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 68

OP

  • Indicative OP: 13

International

General

  • Course code: 3007084
  • Course abbreviation: BDigMedCom
  • Credit points: 288
  • Equivalent units: 24

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Fees:
    • Lismore - $25,200 ($3,150 per unit)

CRICOS Code

Lismore 091527D

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Reading5.5
Writing5.5
Listening5.5
Speaking5.5

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

Digital media specialists are in strong demand in media and creative industries with career opportunities in film and TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, online media and graphic design, marketing, advertising and public relations. 

Professional Placement

This course includes a compulsory 100-hour professional placement with the possibility of gaining invaluable workplace experience across the media and communications spectrum: at radio or television stations, in newspapers and publishing houses, on film shoots, at film festivals or in graphic design or post-production companies. 

Major Areas of Study

Students in this degree will learn the core skills required for a future in the digital media industries of today:

  • Visual communication and design
  • Digital video production and storytelling
  • Journalism and news writing
  • Media theory and analysis.

In addition, students have the opportunity to study in a range of areas to focus and refine their expertise and can choose four-unit minors from:

  • Digital design
  • Journalism
  • Screen media
  • Digital marketing
  • Music and technology
  • Creative writing
  • Visual culture.

Assessment methods

Assessment tasks include creative projects such as websites and graphic design, TV commercials and music videos, news and magazine articles, animations, podcasts, as well as essays, articles, journals and tutorial presentations.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, seminars, field trips and online forums, plus individual access to facilities for special projects and one-on-one research supervision. All units in the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication have online learning materials and utilise audiovisual technologies such as streaming audio and video, podcasts and online lectures, and social media technologies. Students gain access to a variety of industry-standard equipment including computers, cameras, microphones, sound mixers, and lighting equipment.

Please note: Online students are required to attend compulsory weekend residential workshops for some units.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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