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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 Professional Writing for Work 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

AMC102 3D Animation 1: Screen Space, Layout, Landscape  (formerly ACM138)

ACN203 Digital Studio  


Trimester 1

SIT262 Unit description is currently unavailable  

1 Elective

Trimester 2
AMC204 3D Animation 2: Character and Performance   (formerly ACM240)

SIT263 Unit description is currently unavailable  

2 Electives

Level 3
Trimester 1
ACC301 Freelancing in the Arts [Final year of offer 2014] 
2 Electives

Trimester 2

AMC301 Delivering Moving Images  (formerly ACM308)

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.

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  

AMC100 Animation Narratives  (formerly ACM132)

AMC102 3D Animation 1: Screen Space, Layout, Landscape  (formerly ACM138)

ACN203 Digital Studio  

AMC204 3D Animation 2: Character and Performance   (formerly ACM240)

AMC301 Delivering Moving Images  (formerly ACM308)

Creative Entrepreneurship

ACC301 Freelancing in the Arts [Final year of offer 2014] 

ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A  

ACC318 Communication and Creative Arts Internship B  

Cultures and Contexts

AAM220 Cinemas and Cultures  

ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment  

ACT102 Criticism, Narrative and Contexts [Final year of offer 2014]

ACT303 Art and the Politics of Censorship  

Dance

ACD101 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A  

ACD102 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B  

ACD110 Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness  

ACD203 Contemporary Dance Practice and History A  

ACD204 Contemporary Dance Practice and History B  

Drama

ACP177 Genre and Performance  

ACP279 Voice, Body, Text  

ACP280 Major Performance Project: Page to Stage  

ACP323 Applied Theatre  

ACP378 Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre  

Film

ACF103 Unit description is currently unavailable  *

ACF106 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF104 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF206 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ACF205 Unit description is currently unavailable  

* ACF103 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Note: Students who commenced studies prior to 2011 may need to contact Student Services office for course advice. Burwood (Melbourne)   Tel 03 924 43843 or 03 924 43910 artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au


ACG101 Design Fundamentals  

ACG102 Design and Typography  

ACG103 Design Skills  

ACG204 Design and Society  

ACG207 Professional Practice in Design  

ACG208 Branding Design  

Motion Capture

AMC101 Motion Capture 101  

AMC202 Animating Motion  

AMC303 Advanced Motion Capture  

Photography

ACI101 Still Images  

ACI102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1  

ACI203 Photographic Practice  

ACI204 Contemporary Photography  

ACI303 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science  

ACI301 Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice  

Visual Arts

ACV101 Studio Art: Painting and Practice A  

ACV102 Studio Art: Painting and Practice B  

ACV114 Art and Technology  

ACV203 Visual Narrative Studio  

ACV205 Studio Art: Painting and Practice C  

ACV206 Studio Art: Painting and Practice D  

 

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