|Selection rank||English language requirements||Duration||UAC code|
|Faculty||Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods|
|Faculty of Arts and Design||
School of Arts and Communications
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
||View teaching periods|
| 2021: Commonwealth Supported Place
2022: Commonwealth Supported Place
Annual fee rates
The fees shown 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.
|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|095563A||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
School of Arts and Communications
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
||View teaching periods||3.0 years|
| 2021: $29,000 per year
2022: $30,000 per year
Annual fee rates
The fees shown 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. Information on how fees are calculated can be found here.
Academic entry requirements
To study at UC, you’ll need to meet our academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to your course. Please read your course admission requirements below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirements, visit our academic entry requirements page.
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.
- Digital media manager
- Game designer
- Special effects designer
- Digital media producer
- 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
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).
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
Periods course is open for new admissions
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Domestic||International|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2023|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||27 May 2024|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024|
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for entry to this course. Any previous study or work experience will only be considered as part of the application process in accordance with current course rules and university policy. Credit is not permitted towards completion of a graduate certificate.
Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) (ARB003) | 72 credit points
- From 2022 units 11017 and 11018 are no longer available. Students must select two units from 11829, 11830, 11832 and 11833.
Open Electives - 24 credit points as follows
- - Must pass 24 credit points from anywhere in the University, as a breadth major, a breadth minor and/or as individual units.
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
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum duration is 10 years.
|Learning outcomes||Related graduate attributes|
|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.
|Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media)||BA (DigitalMedia)|
High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) course.
ARAR01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media
ARMG02 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management
ARSC01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology
ARSC03 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
MGAR03 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts
SCAR02 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Arts
|Student category||Contact details|
|Prospective Domestic Students:||Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)|
|Prospective International Students:||Email email@example.com or Phone +61 2 6201 5342|
|Current and Commencing Students:||Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone (02) 6201 2570 or 6206 3887|