University of Newcastle

Master of Digital Media

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

There is a rapidly growing worldwide investment in digital content for an expanding variety of delivery platforms, ranging from interactive and digital TV to personal mobile devices including phones and game consoles. Consequently, there is a growing need for professional with the knowledge and skills to create this content. The Master of Digital Media is an 80 unit coursework program designed for students with a degree in any field who wish to obtain an understanding of the production and distribution of such media content via a number of digital platforms. The program allows individuals to choose courses according to their needs and background.


Volume of Learning is 120 units: Core Courses - 40 units, Directed Courses - 60 units, Elective Course - 20 unitsVolume of Learning is 80 units: Core Courses - 20 units (CMNS6040 & CMNS6070), Directed Courses - 40 units, Elective Course - 20 units


  • Digital media

Standard entry requirements

  • For admission into the 80 unit program, applicants must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent: Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma
  • Or Bachelor Honours Degree
  • Or Bachelor Degree in a related field plus one year’s relevant work experience
  • Or Diploma or Advanced Diploma plus five years' relevant work experience.For admission into the 120 unit program, applicants must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent: Bachelor Degree in a related field
  • Or At least seven years’ relevant work experience
  • Related fields and relevant work experience includes digital media technology, web and interactive media development, digital media industries, computer games, CGI effects development, consultancy and education
  • Work experience can be identified through: certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible to complete a reduced number of units based on previous qualifications and/or experience. Refer to full admission requirements for pathway options.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $63,518 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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