The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery



0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

UON program code: 12387

Study Digital Media

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media at the University of Newcastle has been designed to develop your professional digital media skills and knowledge which can be applied to almost any field in the contemporary workforce. Technology is continually advancing, permeating our environments and affecting how we interact with the world. As a result society increasingly relies on technology and the demand for technical experts is ever growing.

This program will enhance your technical knowledge and encourage and embrace your creativity, whilst providing you with the practical skills to translate ideas to reality and develop new and innovative digital media technology. You will graduate with the ability to critically analyse digital media design and apply the acquired knowledge across a range of work environments.

Why study with us?

  • Study anywhere, anytime - our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. The University of Newcastle is the only University which provides this program entirely online.
  • Fast-track your career - this degree will increase your professional capacity making you highly employable. With enhanced technical capabilities you will stand out at the forefront of the professional industry.
  • Work anywhere in the world - our Certificate in Digital Media is recognised nationally and internationally, in an environment where there is an increasing demand for technical experts within most professional industries.

Graduate Certificate in Digital Media

#5 in Australia ? for overall postgraduate education experience
#6 in Australia ? for overall postgraduate teaching quality
#7 in Australia ? for overall postgraduate student satisfaction

What you will study

The University of Newcastle’s Certificate in Digital Media is designed to propel students towards success in the technical industry. You will study a range of progressive subjects geared around the theoretical and practical application of the technical and design aspects of digital media. The program will provide you with practical expertise using the most current software tools to enhance your learning experience. Core courses to support your drive and direction include:

  • Digital Video
  • Design for Digital Media

In addition to the core courses, students will have the choice to specialise in one of the areas outlined in the directed courses. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

  • Project Planning and Management
  • eCulture and Audiences
  • Digital Video
  • Narrative and Interactive Design

Upon completion of the above courses you will have developed a high-level understanding of digital media possessing the ability to devise and produce original digital media content, and a comprehensive knowledge of technologies fundamental to Digital Media.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle’s Certificate in Digital Media prepares you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in digital media, where there is an increasing demand for technical experts. You’ll graduate ready to apply your in depth knowledge of digital media in the professional environment, and will have developed a comprehensive portfolio of work in your chosen speciality enabling you to visually present your skills to a prospective employer.

With your high-level digital media skills you can embark on some of the following career pathways:

  • web and interactive media development
  • digital media advisor
  • website design
  • digital post-production
  • digital visual effects production

You can also take your postgraduate qualification to the next level, opening up further career opportunities with the Master of Digital Media at the University of Newcastle.