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Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) - ARB003

Course Code: ARB003
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362006
CRICOS Code: 095563A
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Take the digital media world by storm

From the mobile phone to the game console, digital technology has revolutionised the way we communicate, learn and play. It’s an area of the economy that’s growing in importance and one which is predicted to see job growth into the foreseeable future. The University of Canberra’s Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) is a specialist course that focuses on the essential practical knowledge needed to create complex interactive media.

You’ll gain up-to-date skills using industry-standard technologies in virtual and augmented reality, digital photography, digital audio, interactive fiction, video and animation to create digital media stories and experiences for the 21st century. You’ll graduate with the expertise needed to find work in this flourishing creative industry and, more importantly, the knowledge that you can adapt to whatever the future holds.

Study a Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) at UC and you will:

  • identify and anticipate emerging technological trends and adapt your knowledge and skills to a changeable industrial context
  • systematically and critically analyse digital and interactive media works and production processes, and efficiently communicate your evaluation
  • create advanced digital media artefacts and systems which combine multiple media forms using advanced technical skills and knowledge
  • discuss the concepts, theories and knowledge related to digital and interactive media and apply this knowledge to improve technical production processes
  • work effectively in production environments which mirror those found in digital and interactive media workplaces.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning is at the very centre of the Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media). You’ll learn from industry-active professionals and world-class scholars and will work and study in real-world situations through project work, internships, professional experience and mentorships.

You’ll complete units designed to help you develop the professional skills essential for employment in the creative industries, and will have the opportunity to participate in international work and study experiences as part of your degree. Previous digital media students have undertaken internships across a range of different organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including 372 Digital, the Australian Paralympics Committee, National Farmers’ Federation, Rowdy Digital, Vizeum Australia, Woodlands and Wetlands Trust and Cre8ive design agency.

Career opportunities

  • Digital media manager
  • Game designer
  • Special effects designer
  • Digital media producer
  • Animator
  • Videographer
  • Digital media adviser
  • Digital media designer
  • Motion graphics designer
  • Digital media strategist
  • Mobile developer
  • Game artist
  • Communications manager
  • Multimedia artist
  • Digital media sales manager
  • Digital photographer
  • Digital media artist
  • Virtual and augmented reality designer
  • Sound designer
  • Independent digital media specialist

Course-specific information

Standard entry to this course is by selection rank, but a portfolio entry is also possible.

High-achieving students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours).

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) BA (DigitalMedia)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $29,000
2019 CSP $28,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Identify and anticipate emerging technological trends and adapt their knowledge and skills to a changeable industrial context. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
2.5 UC graduate are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.
Systematically and critically analyse and evaluate digital and interactive media works and production processes, and to effectively and efficiently communicate that evaluation. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
Create advanced digital media artefacts and systems that combine multiple media forms through the application of advanced technical skills and knowledge. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Converse in the concepts, theories and knowledge related to digital and interactive media and apply this knowledge to augment technical production processes. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively.
Work effectively in production environments typical of those found in digital and interactive media workplaces. 1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
2.2 UC graduate are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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