What will I learn?

Practical experience is an important focus of this degree. Right from the beginning, you'll be working on projects that you can add to your digital portfolio - and potentially use to land that next big role.

Our teachers have years of professional experience so you’ll be learning from some of the most experienced, innovative and tech-savvy people in the field. You'll also benefit from our close relationships with industry experts. We have strong relationships with creative agencies such as Kojo Productions, Frame Creative and the Media Resource Centre.

In a dynamic and innovative field, staying on top of digital trends is important. Your studies will cover the most current practices using the latest technologies and digital media that are leading and informing the way we communicate.

You’ll learn in an immersive online environment, supported by designers and educators skilled in a variety of digital media disciplines. You’ll have the opportunity to engage and connect with others and practice critiquing other’s work – something that creative industry workers do all the time. Your interactions with teaching staff and fellow students will mirror the collaborative relationships you will experience as a digital media professional, setting you up well for your future career.

What you'll learn

The Bachelor of Digital Media is an innovative degree that gives you the technical skills and capabilities for a career in the creative media industries.

You will learn about:

  • digital humanities, and you’ll develop skills in video and documentary production
  • the creative process, digital forms of interactive text and image making, web design, multimedia and digital design
  • historical and cultural views of contemporary media scapes within the digital environment
  • how the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum) sector has been radically transformed by technological innovation

You can tailor your degree to your interests and broaden your career prospects through your choice of electives. You can select four electives from any other University of South Australia Online degrees.

Your career

Almost half of those employed in creative occupations work within non-creative industries - these are often referred to as ‘embedded’ creative roles – and these types of jobs are on the rise. As more businesses bring digital and design functions in-house, more opportunities are being created for people with these skills.

Creative roles are found in almost every industry - from business, healthcare, financial services, IT, to community organisations, not-for-profit and government departments. Freelance careers are currently on the rise and popular among professionals in the creative industries because of the flexibility it brings.

A University of South Australia Online Digital Media degree can help you pursue the following careers:

  • Digital content creator/ producer
  • Digital and social media manager
  • Online journalist
  • Visual communication designer
  • Web designer
  • Digital marketing and communication officer
  • Virtual reality curator
  • Freelancer

Study options

Online/Distance (3 years full-time)

Tuition fees
A$23,000.00 (US$ 15,999) per year
This fee refers to per 1.0 EFTSL

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

Start date

21 September 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Australian Year 12 program or an equivalent program in your home country. English language requirements: English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0, TOEFL PBT: 550 with TWE of 4.5, TOEFL iBT: 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18, Cambridge CAE/CPE: 169, CELUSA (UniSA ELICOS): AE4, Pearson PTE: 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50. Note: SAT is scored on a 1600 point scale.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result:
Higher education study: Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider OR
Vocational Education and Training (VET): Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above OR
Work and life experience: Passed a University of South Australia Online literacy and numeracy test and have relevant work experience, or Completed a University of South Australia Foundations Studies program or equivalent, or Qualify for Special Entry OR
Recent secondary education: Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification.


About this uni

The University of South Australia’s 100% online degrees give you full control and flexibility over your study choices.

  • No.1 in Australia for Quality Education (2019 THE Rankings)
  • Highly interactive online learning environment for students
  • 100% online study