Master of Digital Media

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Master of Digital Media

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)


More and more, society is experiencing the continued advancement of technology, permeating our environments and affecting how we interact with the world. As society relies on and expects ongoing advancement, the demand for technical experts continues to grow.

The Master of Digital Media has been designed to develop the digital media skills and knowledge of professionals in almost any field, providing a stepping stone to a new career or to enhance your current one.

You will explore this field through a range of progressive subjects including digital video, computer games design, internet communications, software engineering and much more. You will learn the latest techniques and information in digital design and production. It will enhance your knowledge and encourage and embrace your creativity, whist providing you with the practical skills to translate ideas to reality.

At the completion of your studies you will be able to offer more in your current role or seek new positions in the areas of website design, animation, digital post-production, digital visual effects production and post-production supervision.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Digital Media at a time that suits you.

Is it for you?

Would you like to understand and have the ability to develop new and innovative digital media technology? This program has been designed to educate any graduate in developing their digital media skills and knowledge as well as providing a comprehensive portfolio of work in your chosen speciality.

The University of Newcastle’s Masters in Digital Media will see you explore courses such as design, project planning and management, 3D modelling animation, digital video, narrative and interactive design.

Requiring the successful completion of 80 to 160 units depending on your entry level qualifications, this program is suited to people who are not only looking to build their skills in digital media production but deepen their understanding of the production and distribution of effective and innovative content in the digital space.

The University of Newcastle is the only University to provide this degree entirely online, offering you complete flexibility.

Career Pathways

Digital media is a rapidly changing environment, continuously evolving to meet increasing expectations of continual improvement and enhancement. The ever evolving existing and emerging technologies shape the way we communicate.

The Master of Digital Media will introduce you to new areas of digital media or will help to expand your existing knowledge, giving you an advantage in this competitive job market, enabling you to pursue careers in

  • website design
  • animation
  • digital post production
  • digital visual effects production
  • post-production supervision.

Specialisations

The University of Newcastle has worked to develop a contemporary and unique program that is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. Geared around the theoretical and practical application of the technical and design aspects of digital media, the Master of Digital Media will provide you with expertise using the most current software tools to enhance your learning experience.

You will develop and learn new skills, sharpen your ability to critically analyse digital media design and engage in modern teaching techniques with the end goal of being able to apply your newly acquired knowledge across a range of work environments.

With the ability to tailor your program to suit your individual interests, you can undertake courses in:

  • eCulture and audiences
  • internet communications
  • marketing management and planning
  • customer decision making and behaviour
  • computer games production
  • music and the internet
  • introduction to software engineering.

Throughout your studies you will develop a comprehensive portfolio or show-reel of your works. This means you will finish your postgraduate studies with an impressive snapshot of works which can be used to promote yourself and your newly developed skills and qualifications.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Digital Media (Program Code 12388) will be based on student’s academic qualifications as follows:

  • Students will have an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a discipline not related to Digital Media and also have a minimum of two (2) years demonstrable RPL in a Digital Media related area: students will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study, or;
  • Students will have an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in Digital Media or related discipline: students will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study, or;
  • Students will have an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in a discipline different to Digital Media: students will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study, or;
  • Students will have an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in Digital Media or related discipline: students will study the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study.

Students must apply to the Program Convenor for recognition of relevant RPL. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 10, 2016
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