Diploma of Digital Media Technologies
DurationFull-time 1 year
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Next intakeNot applicable
The Diploma of Digital Media Technologies puts you at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry and provides you with the skills you need to become a creative and capable digital professional.
Media consumption throughout the world is increasingly reliant on digital formats. The growing number of devices capable of supporting digital media along with increasing global internet speeds gives consumers the ability to access the media content of their choice anytime, anywhere.
This presents a huge opportunity for on-demand content creators and digital professionals. There are now expansive career opportunities available in user experience design, art direction, animation and emerging fields of virtual and augmented reality.
As an industry-driven program, the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies teaches you industry standard software and production protocols. You will explore web design, 2D and 3D imaging, interactive design and animation, while developing a range of sought-after software skills. With a focus on creativity, design thinking and conceptual development, this program will give you an understanding of the fundamental design, technical and management skills required to work in these growing fields.
The Diploma of Digital Media Technologies will introduce you to concept development, interactive preproduction, production and post-production for a broad variety of digital media outcomes.
Throughout the program you will work on individual and collaborative projects. You will be involved in the hands-on technical preparation, and the critical and creative development of these projects, seeing them through from idea to outcome.
Practical classes are held in industry standard computer laboratories equipped with a range of cutting-edge software. Group projects are undertaken in these state-of-the-art labs, reflecting a professional studio production environment. You will also have access to industry standard production equipment including HD video, professional audio gear and imaging equipment, ensuring your knowledge of the latest digital technologies.
Throughout the year you will hear from industry speakers and graduates who will share their thoughts and experiences and provide students with valuable insights.
Your learning experience will involve:
- teacher guided instruction
- peer teaching and class presentations
- group discussion
- independent project-based work
- critiquing student projects
- guest lectures
- online activities
- project work
- independent investigation and study
Areas of study in the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies include:
- Digital imaging and graphic design
- 2D and 3D animation design
- Motion design, compositing and visual effects
- Interactive, web and games design in theory and practice
- Cinema language in theory and practice
- Concept development and previsualisation
- Sound Design
- Virtual Reality
- Augmented Reality
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Program code: C5384
National curriculum code: ICT50915
This program exposes you to a broad range of digital media technologies. Graduates occupy a variety of professional roles, across media production and design industries. You will graduate as a work-ready, digital media practicioner and may explore opportunities as a Graphic designer, Front end web developer, UX/UI designer, Mobile/App developer, Concept/Storyboard artist, 2D animation/artist, Motion design artist, 3D modeller/animator, Production designer, VFX/Post-production artist, Art director etc.
Alternatively, you may wish to undertake further study and explore your area of specialisation more deeply.
If you are not studying year 12 in 2018 you should submit a personal statement with your application outlining:
- your reasons for wanting to study this program
- your intended career path
- your personal strengths and attributes relevant to the program
- details of any related work or voluntary experience
If you do not submit a personal statement you will be considered on the basis of academic achievement, e.g. ATAR/education history.
Successful completion of the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies guarantees entry into the Interactive plan of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. The Advanced Diploma is offered as an additional year of full-time study.
You may be eligible to begin your studies at the Advanced Diploma level if you already hold a Diploma of Digital Media Technologies or Diploma of Screen and Media, or have the relevant knowledge and skills. You must still apply for the Diploma and will be assessed for entry into the Advanced Diploma.
Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive plan) can continue their studies in the:
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’.
- 2019 government subsidised place: AU$8,500* per annum
- 2019 full-fee place: AU$16,750* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.