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LocationOnline
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.1.5 years full-time.
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Program Code12388

Study Digital Media

The Master of Digital Media at the University of Newcastle has been designed to further develop your existing 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 existing technical knowledge and encourage and embrace your creativity through a range of progressive subjects. You will graduate with the practical skills to translate ideas to reality, develop new and innovative digital media technology, critically analyse digital media design and apply the acquired knowledge across a range of work environments.

Why study with us?

  • Graduate work-ready – this program will provide you with practical experience using the most current software tools to enhance your learning experience across digital video, narrative and interactive design, design for digital media and more.
  • Showcase your work – graduate with a comprehensive portfolio of your work in your chosen speciality enabling you to visually present you skills to prospective employers
  • Fast-track your career - this degree will increase your professional capacity making you highly employable. With highly enhanced technical capabilities you will stand out at the forefront of the professional industry.
  • 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 offers the Masters of Digital Media program entirely online.
  • Career Opportunities – graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in digital media where there is an increasing demand for technical experts.
  • Work anywhere in the world - our Master of Digital Media is recognised nationally and internationally, in an environment where there is an increasing demand for technical experts within most professional industries.
#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  has developed a contemporary and unique program that is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. You will develop and learn new skills, sharpen your ability to critically analyse digital media design and engage in modern teaching techniques. Core courses to support your drive and direction include:

  • Digital Video
  • Narrative and Interactive Design
  • 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:

  • eCulture and Audiences
  • Usability and Interaction Design
  • Marketing Management and Planning
  • The Digital Economy

Upon completion, you will have developed a high-level understanding of digital media, the production and distribution of effective and innovative content in the digital space, and in depth knowledge of the technologies fundamental to Digital Media.

Career

Career opportunities

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:

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

Upon completion of the program you will possess the ability to apply your digital expertise in real-world settings and position yourself at the forefront of the Digital Media Industry.

How to apply

Applying for Master of Digital Media

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

The Master of Digital Media is an 80 or 120-unit postgraduate qualification.

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.

All Applicants 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 here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.

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Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

Apply to study online

This program is open to online international students. Applications to study online are now open.

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