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What will I learn?

Shake up the digital media landscape and be at the forefront of this rapidly-moving, global industry.

Advance your career options as a digital media professional or learn how to implement innovative digital transformations in your current industry.

VU’s Master of Digital Media is designed for a future-focused professional with an entrepreneurial spirit.

This course, informed by an advisory panel of prominent practitioners from industry and government, offers key insights into the very latest industry practices and processes.

Through our flexible and regularly updated curriculum, you’ll learn the skills to excel in:

  • user experience (UX) design
  • game production
  • search engine optimisation
  • content production & strategy
  • visualisations of data
  • social network & web analytics
  • design research.

You’ll also graduate with an impressive portfolio of UX and human-centred design research methodology examples.

Upon completion you’ll be ready to work as a digital media strategist, web designer or cross-media practitioner - making you absolutely indispensable in this global, progressive sector.

Careers in digital media

This course prepares students for work in a diverse range of fields and could lead to a career in:

  • digital media 'all rounder'
  • UX (user experience) practitioner
  • digital media producer
  • digital marketing manager
  • e-learning designer
  • mobile and web designer
  • digital media strategist
  • social media strategy and analyst
  • cross-media practitioner.

Course structure

To attain the Master of Digital Media students will be required to complete 192 credit points in total consisting of:

Option A
180 credit points of Core Studies

12 credit points of Elective Studies.

OR

Option B
156 credit points of Core Studies

36 credit points of Elective Studies.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Plan and execute a research project that requires high level and independent judgement that may be developed into a larger research initiative;

2. Communicate complex knowledge to a variety of audiences, using known and yet to be developed tools in several contexts;

3. Analyse and critique different theoretical positions within the field;

4. Critically and creatively apply domain knowledge across a range of contexts;

5. Exhibit effective problem solving in the management and delivery of digital media projects;

6. Critically apply creative skills to scope complex problems, concepts and theories in a wide range of industry settings

7. Analyse and critique understandings of different cultures, values and dispositions by developing designs for niche audiences.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Education

CRICOS

083302K

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,200.00 (14,19,285) per year
AUD $13,100 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022, July 2022

Venue

City Flinders Campus

300 Flinders Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry into a master’s degree requires you to have completed an undergraduate qualification that is comparable to an Australian bachelor degree, honours degree or graduate diploma. English language requirements: IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than: Listening: 19, speaking: 19, Reading: 18, writing: 22; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169; VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

For international students

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline

English language requirements

IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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