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Bachelor of Interactive Media

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Interactive Media
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA365
This course is offered to continuing students only.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Interactive Media focuses on the convergence of the creative digital industries within a studio environment. Students from a wide range of disciplines learn to work together cooperatively and collaboratively, to produce digital culture artefacts and to develop skills and content within a simulated work environment.

The program is multidisciplinary, integrating digital media and IT offerings of the Faculty of Arts and Education and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. The program has at its core the Studio – a space where you can work in teams with other students on real world interactive multimedia projects like blogs, podcasts, games, motion graphics for installations and exhibitions.

 

The course aims to produce graduates who have a solid foundation in design, combined with technical skills in film, TV, video, special effects, animation and games design. You will be taught with the use of industry-preferred authoring tools so that you will be immediately employable upon graduation. There is a strong emphasis on project work that mimics the typical design studio, allowing you to develop project management skills that are essential in any design or multimedia studio.

 

You will have access to the latest motion capture technology at the Deakin Motion.Lab, Australia’s most technologically advanced motion capture facility.

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Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Interactive Media a student must complete 24 credit points of study including:

  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1
  • 16 credit points of compulsory core units, including ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment (Cloud (Online))
  • 8 credit points of elective units. Electives can be taken within a range of offerings from the Faculty of Arts and Education or from other Deakin programs

The core units are drawn from existing IT and Creative Art units as well as new units developed specifically for this degree. Central to the course are a suite of studio units at each level where groups of 4-5 students will work together in an exploration of ideas, knowledge and the processes, both individual and group, learning how to learn. Students will engage in a range of open-ended yet focused tasks, which may be set by the teacher, but more often determined by the group who will work collaboratively together to explore the possibilities. The expectation of a team response will encourage interdependent learning.

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Course structure

Level 1

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment  *


Trimester 1
ACN101                   Studio 1A      **

SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media  

1 Elective


Trimester 2

ACN102                   Studio 1B     **

ACN107 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SIT162 Interactive Media Systems  

1 Elective

Level 2

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM138 3D Animation 1: Screen Space, Layout, Landscape  

ACN203 Digital Studio  


Trimester 1

SIT262 Unit description is currently unavailable  

1 Elective

Trimester 2
ACM240 3D Animation 2: Character and Performance   

SIT263 Interface Design  

2 Electives

Level 3
Trimester 1
ACC301 Freelancing in the Arts  ***

2 Electives

Trimester 2

ACM308 Delivering Moving Images  

SIT362 Unit description is currently unavailable  

1 Elective

 

* ACN108 is offered in the cloud (online) teaching mode. There will be no face-to-face teaching.

** ACN101, ACN102 are no longer available, please contact Student Services for alternatives.

*** ACC301 is not offered 2014, re-offered 2015 subject to approval.

The following cognate areas are available as electives:

 

Animation

Creative Entrepreneurship

Cultures and Contexts

Dance

Drama

Film

Graphic Design

Motion Capture

Photography

Visual Arts

Animation

ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment  

ACM132 Introduction to Animation  

ACM138 3D Animation 1: Screen Space, Layout, Landscape  

ACN203 Digital Studio  

ACM240 3D Animation 2: Character and Performance   

ACM308 Delivering Moving Images  

Creative Entrepreneurship

ACC301 Freelancing in the Arts  **

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  *

* ALX321 also offered in trimester 3

** ACC301 is not offered 2014, re-offered 2015 subject to approval

 

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