Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
Course summary for international students
2017 course information
|Award granted||Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
3 years full time
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3*)
2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
* Burwood and Cloud (online)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$27,040 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|CRICOS course code||089296K|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A333|
|VTAC Codes||1400314293 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514293 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|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 7.|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
The Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) is a dynamic and versatile degree that produces graduates who have the skills and knowledge to adapt to shifting communication climates and proactively situate themselves within the broad field of Digital Media and Cultural Industries (incorporating film, television, digital media, marketing and advertising, and many other areas). Students will engage in critical analysis, creative application, and vocational-led study in units that involve the examination and creation of various virtual and non-virtual media texts.
Embedded within the degree is an in-depth exploration of themes such as social media and surveillance, advertising and consumerism, media genre and representation, issues of piracy and censorship, celebrity and media industry processes of planning and production, among many other workplace-relevant areas.
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
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.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
|Review, understand and analyse major Media theories and concepts relating to media genres and representations, technological innovation, research methods, and professional practices in diverse industry contexts, including digital media, journalism, public relations, film and television.|
|Develop high level communication skills to effectively engage and interact with different audiences by demonstrating the ability to merge creativity and critical thinking across various media modes.|
|Use a range of generic and industry specific digital media technologies to address diverse communication needs for a range of audiences and to deliver creative projects, media products, and accessible presentations to diverse audiences within and outside the field.|
|Critically and analytically evaluate Media texts, issues, organisations, and industries, while using sound judgement and initiative to examine assumptions underpinning available theoretical perspectives.|
|Apply critical thinking and creative practice to identify and resolve practical, real-world problems that apply to professional Media industry contexts.|
|Demonstrate independent, motivated, and self-directed learning and the ability to complete work effectively and effectively as an independent researcher and practitioner.|
|Collaborate in an active and productive manner as part of teams that may include people of diverse backgrounds working on Media-related projects, while simultaneously maintaining personal responsibility for their own learning and contributions.|
|Operate effectively and responsibly in a variety of social, economic, political and professional contexts, participating across a range of Media platforms individually and collaboratively with an awareness of professional legal and ethical responsibilities.|
Approved by Faculty Board May 2014
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
- 15 credit points of compulsory core units
- 9 credit points of elective units from any discipline area
- no more than 10 credit points at level 1
- at least 14 credit points at level 2 and above
- no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
|ALC104||Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures|
|ACC100||Communication in Everyday Life|
|ALC105||Media Culture and Technological Transformations: Living in the Digital Age|
|ACC101||Creativity and Dangerous Ideas|
|ALC203||Exploring Digital Media: Contexts of Online Participation|
|ACC213||Media Law and Ethics|
|ALC205||Digital Media and the Surveillance Society|
|ALC202||Advertising: Desire, Consumption and the Attention Economy|
Select 1 of:
ALC204 Media Representations and Affects (No longer offered for enrolment)
|ALC215||Globalisation and the Media|
|ALC303||Media Research Practices|
|ALC305||Understanding Media Ecologies|
|ALC301||Contemporary Media Industries|
|ALC302||Designing and Pitching Media Formats (2 credit points)|
Select one of:
|ALC304||The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance|
|ACF320||Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema|
2 electives or 1 elective and ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A
Note: it is strongly recommended that students undertake an internship as part of their studies.
Film and TV
|ACF103||Writing with the Camera|
|ACC200||Freelancing in the Arts|
|ACF206||Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis|
|ACF301||Independent Production Practice|
|ACI103||Thinking Photography: History, Theory and Cultural Context|
|ACI202||Advanced Digital Imaging|
|ACI205||Lighting Design 1: Natural and Artificial Lighting|
|ACI301||Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice|
|ACI303||New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science|
Visual Communication Design
|ACG204||Design and Society|
|ACG206||Web Design and Interactivity|
|ACG307||Global Design Strategies|
Animation and Motion Capture
|AMC100||Introduction to Animation|
|AMC101||Motion Capture Fundamentals|
|AMC203||Effects and Motion Graphics|
|AMC327||Designing Animated Worlds|
|ALR103||Introduction to Public Relations|
|ALR104||Strategic Communication and Writing|
|ALR276||Ethical Communication and Citizenship|
|ALR279||Public Relations Management|
|ALJ111||News Reporting 1|
|ALJ112||News Reporting 2|
|ALJ220||Journalism in Society|
|ALJ304||Local and Community Journalism|
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
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