Postgraduate coursework

Graduate Diploma of Digital Media

Deakin's new postgraduate Graduate Diploma of Digital Media course develops your knowledge in diverse media and online developments.

Domestic student information

Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Course information

Deakin’s new Graduate Diploma of Digital Media is a postgraduate course work qualification. The course responds to diverse media and online developments

Deakin’s new Graduate Diploma of Digital Media is a postgraduate course work qualification. The course responds to diverse media and online developments. Deakin’s new Graduate Diploma of Digital Media critically considers a world in which the diverse array of media and cultural industries are increasingly impacted by digital and online developments. The course has been developed in consultation with industry and has been designed to ensure future media professionals are engaged in practical ways, with various forms of digital media platforms, not only critically understanding but also curating their own content and developing a substantial ePortfolio relevant to organisational contexts.

Following successful completion of the Graduate Diploma, you may choose to continue your studies and gain credit in Deakin’s Master of Communication.

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Course structure

Students must complete 8 credit points of core units and

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Diploma of Digital Media
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    A634
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor Degree in any discipline OR
    • a Graduate Certificate in any discipline OR
    • at least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $19,928 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    Not applicable

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    The Graduate Diploma of Digital Media is designed to produce graduates who are effective and multi-literate communicators. Graduates will be transmedia participants who work with and across multiple platforms as self-reflexive and flexible creators. They will meet the growing need for independent and collaborative researchers, who are innovative problem solvers and ethical global citizens. The course recognises that media professionals of the future will require versatile skill sets that enable them to adapt to fast-changing media and cultural industry environments and, in doing so, be active participants and content curators online.

    Jobs of the future in media and cultural industries will be obtained by those media practitioners who complete their degree with a strong online identity/presence and diverse portfolio. The Graduate Diploma of Digital Media seeks to create savvy media professionals who actively, productively, and ethically engage with communities through online and traditional means.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Demonstrate an advanced theoretical and applied understanding of contemporary digital and online media environments, particularly in relation to processes and practices in media and cultural industry contexts.

    Communication

    Demonstrate advanced and effective communication skills to communicate ideas, arguments and analyses in written, digital and oral formats that meet academic and media practitioner standards to a diverse range of audiences.

    Digital literacy

    Demonstrate an ability to utilise a range of digital media to communicate a variety of messages online to a professional standard.

    Critical thinking

    Demonstrate advanced cognitive skills in engaging with contemporary media debates, issues, and industry contexts in relation to their social, cultural, economic, legal, and ethical aspects.

    Problem solving

    Demonstrate an advanced understanding of industry-based problems and an ability to solve these through a strategic application of digital and online media platforms.

    Self-management

    Demonstrate autonomy, accountability, and initiative in responding effectively and creatively to new situations in professional contexts.  

    Teamwork

    Demonstrate initiative and accountability in working collaboratively with peers in online environments to solve problems by completing media projects.

    Global citizenship

    Demonstrate and apply an advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues in relation to online media in a globalised media context, taking into account issues relating to intellectual property, social justice, diversities, and environmental impact.

    Approved by Faculty Board July 2015

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin. 

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
    Burwood (Melbourne) 
    Tel 03 9246 8100
    artsed@deakin.edu.au
    Cloud (online) 
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au  

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