Bachelor of Digital Media

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 3:18 PM on Wed, 26 May

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

ATAR
60
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Location
Coomera, Lismore, Online
Start date
March, July
Course code
3007084
Course abbreviation
BDigMed
Credit points
288
Equivalent units
24
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Content is key and as creators of content, digital media specialists are in strong demand for communication and marketing roles across Australia.

This course prepares you to tell the stories that matter, while you develop the creative and production skills you need to forge a career in today’s fast-paced media environments.

You’ll develop skills in writing, production, visual and research skills, and gain access to work experience opportunities and networks of industry professionals across the media and communications spectrum.

Southern Cross University is proud to partner with Australia’s premier regional industry association Screenworks to provide mentoring and internship opportunities for our creative arts students. Students have the opportunity to learn from screen industry leaders, building the knowledge and networks they need for successful creative careers.

Content is key and as creators of content, digital media specialists are in strong demand for communication and marketing roles across Australia.

This course prepares you to tell the stories that matter, while you develop the creative and production skills you need to forge a career in today’s fast-paced media environments.

You’ll develop skills in writing, production, visual and research skills, and gain access to work experience opportunities and networks of industry professionals across the media and communications spectrum.

Southern Cross University is proud to partner with Australia’s premier regional industry association Screenworks to provide mentoring and internship opportunities for our creative arts students. Students have the opportunity to learn from screen industry leaders, building the knowledge and networks they need for successful creative careers.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

CountryScore
Austria AMC3.4
Bangladesh HSC3.6
Brazil SSLC8.2
Canada High School OSSD50
Chile PSU6.4, overall 600/649
China Gao Kao449
Colombia CB (NAT)81, overall 300/349
Denmark USSLE6.2
France FB11
German Abitur3
Hong Kong HKDSE14
India CBSE (best 4)8.5 external exam
India CISCE71
India Higher Secondary School Certificate (best 4)78 in 4 academic
Indonesia SMA8.2
International Baccalaureate24
Japan USSLC4
Korea, Republic of, CSAT298
Malaysia ICSSUEC71
Malaysia STPM5, 3 best A levels
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate73
Nepal Proficiency Certificate82
Norway GPA1.5
Pakistan HSSC Humanities and Science streams77
Pakistan HSSC Pre-Eng and Pre-Med streams31
Papua New Guinea HSC (best 5)2.5, pass Eng & Math
Peru OCSE17
Phillipines NSAT89
Russia FCCSE4.3
Saudi Arabia MESSLC83
Singapore SCGCE15.5
Spain SSSD8.2
Spain STBPU7.5
Spain SUOY4.9
Sri Lanka GCE4.5
Sweden SSLC13
Taiwan GSAT54
Taiwan Senior High School Certificate87
Thailand CSE(Matayom 6) 1.9
Turkey HSD4
UK Board GCE A Levels13 (4 subjects)
USA SAT & ACTSAT 1410, ACT 20
Vietnam (in 4 subjects)7.5 Average

About the course

Students in this degree will learn the core skills required for a future in the digital media industries of today:

  • Visual communication and design
  • Digital video production and storytelling
  • Journalism and news writing
  • Media theory and analysis.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
CoomeraTerm  1
LismoreTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3

Online students are required to attend compulsory residential workshops for some units.

International students

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

STAR Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our STAR Early Offer program and may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation. STAR Early Offers must be undertaken in Session 1.

Apply for your STAR Early Offer
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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Analyse, interpret and evaluate issues, texts, sources and problems through creative, critical and reflective thinking in Australian and global media contexts.

Conceptualise, initiate, develop, deliver and promote industry-standard outcomes across a range of traditional and emerging media forms.

Apply an understanding of ethical values and practices to media production and analysis, and professional practice.

Demonstrate a broad, integrated command of knowledge of media industries, theories and practices in Australian and global contexts

Work independently and collaboratively on media projects in response to project demands.

Demonstrate the ability to self-direct and evaluate their own learning, and make a confident transition to professional life.

Demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals, and within teams, in professional media and community settings.

Demonstrate awareness of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives in professional practice.


Assessment methods

Assessment tasks include creative projects such as websites and graphic design, TV productions and music videos, news and magazine articles, animations, podcasts, as well as essays, articles, journals and tutorial presentations.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, seminars, field trips and online forums, plus individual access to facilities for special projects and one-on-one research supervision. All units in the Bachelor of Digital Media have online learning materials and utilise audiovisual technologies such as streaming audio and video, podcasts and online lectures, and social media technologies.

On campus students gain access to a variety of industry-standard equipment including computers, cameras, microphones, sound mixers, and lighting equipment.

Please note: Online students are required to attend compulsory residential workshops for some units.

Career opportunities

Digital media specialists are in strong demand in media and creative industries with career opportunities in film and TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, online media and graphic design, marketing, advertising and public relations. 

Professional placement

This course includes a compulsory 100-hour professional placement that allows you to gain invaluable workplace experience across the media and communications spectrum: at radio or television stations, in newspapers and publishing houses, on film shoots, at film festivals or in graphic design or post-production companies. 

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Digital Media, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Digital Media after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) comprising a minimum of 12 core units (144 credit points) and 4 minor or elective units (48 credit points).

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Digital Media after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising 8 core units (96 credit points).


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