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Deakin University

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Graduate Diploma of Digital Media

  • Graduate Diploma

Designed in close consultation with industry, the Graduate Diploma of Digital Media prepares media professionals for the world's digital future. Build your expertise through extensive practical experience and access professional development opportunities that set you up for your next big role.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Course Code
A634
Intake Months
Jun

About this course

Designed in close consultation with industry, the Graduate Diploma of Digital Media prepares media professionals for the world's digital future. Build your expertise through extensive practical experience and access professional development opportunities that set you up for your next big role.

Want to study and work at the forefront of digital media practice?

In a world increasingly impacted by digital and online developments, professionals with a mastery of digital platforms are more sought-after than ever. As a result, a postgraduate qualification in digital media is incredibly valuable for career-minded content creators across media, marketing, journalism and public relations industries. You'll graduate from the course as a confident digital storyteller, with the curiosity and desire to make a difference in the world through communication.

The course trains you in skills that reflect the evolving needs of the industry. Explore, analyse, create and share digital content while learning how to creatively select and assemble media elements to develop personal or brand identities, stories and narratives. Some of our key areas of study include:

  • designing for web
  • social media content creation
  • building online communities
  • digital curation and marketing.

Across all study areas are common themes of creative problem solving and collaboration - key capabilities of the modern digital media professional. You'll also learn about entrepreneurship, creative business planning and developing a professional identity, giving you the confidence to build your brand from the ground up and nurture your ideas into content with impact.

A highlight of the course is having the freedom to select elective units from any other postgraduate course in the School of Communication and Creative Arts. This allows you to expand your expertise beyond just digital media and develop complementary skills in areas you're passionate about.

As you progress through the course, you'll see your specialist expertise grow through practical learning opportunities on and off campus. Get hands-on with:

  • real-world assessment tasks, such as designing digital content strategies
  • internships that allow you to develop digital media solutions for real clients.

While a Graduate Diploma of Digital Media opens the door to many exciting digital roles in Australia and abroad, there are also opportunities for further study upon successful completion of the course. If you want to continue building your portfolio and take part in a professional capstone program, you might like to articulate into Deakin's Master of Communication.

Entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in:

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

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

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

Career pathways

As a graduate, you'll be able to confidently develop digital media content and solutions across a diverse range of platforms. This will allow you to seamlessly transition between the evolving media roles of the future.

With experience building and engaging online communities, you'll also be prepared to excel in social media roles across any number of industries. On top of that, your training in entrepreneurship and creative business planning will ensure you have the skills to work as a freelancer or start your own business, opening the door to an exciting global career.

For more information go to DeakinTALENT

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Digital Media, students must successfully complete:

  • 6 credit points in Digital Media from the units listed below, plus
  • 2 credit points of electives, plus
  • AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Credit for prior study or work

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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.