Diploma of Digital Media

CQUniversity Australia

The Diploma of Digital Media will prepare students to work within the digital media industries by providing practical skills and relevant theory that can be applied in a variety of fields associated with design, technology and media. Working within multimedia computer laboratories and production studios, students will learn how to create digital media works using industry-standard software development tools and techniques. On completion of this course students may choose to further their skills with the Associate Degree or Bachelor of Digital Media.

Course Fee:

International: $24,000

Entry Requirements:

QTAC: English (4, SA); UAC: English (Standard, Band 2)


8 units (48 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Visual Design Fundamentals; Digital Video and Audio; Illustration and Visualisation; Communication in Professional Contexts; Foundations of Animation; User Experience Design; Coding Fundamentals; Web Design

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the Diploma of Digital Media may articulate into the second year of either the Associate Degree of Digital Media or the Bachelor of Digital Media.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00219C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online Study 53.35 Yes Online
Online Study 53.35 Yes Full time 1 year
Online Study 53.35 Yes Part time 2 years
CQUniversity Noosa No info Yes Full time 1 year
CQUniversity Noosa No info Yes Part time 2 years
CQUniversity Cairns No info Yes Full time 1 year
CQUniversity Cairns No info Yes Part time 2 years
CQUniversity Sydney 53.35 Yes Full time 1 year
CQUniversity Sydney 53.35 Yes Part time 2 years
CQUniversity Brisbane No info Yes Full time 1 year
CQUniversity Brisbane No info Yes Part time 2 years
CQUniversity Bundaberg No info Yes Full time 1 year
CQUniversity Bundaberg No info Yes Part time 2 years
CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea No info Yes Full time 1 year
CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea No info Yes Part time 2 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info Yes Full time 1 year
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info Yes Part time 2 years

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Postgraduate and international applicants can apply directly. 

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. Visit www.cqu.edu.au/reputation
^2015–2016 State of Australian University Research Volume 1 ERA National Report. 
+The Good Universities Guide 2018


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