What will I learn?

Study on Demand - a 100% online digital media degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.

Learn to unlock your creativity, and bring your ideas to life in visually engaging ways – whether that be through an animation that grabs someone’s interest, a video that moves people to act, an online game that helps students learn, or a social media campaign that goes viral!

Our digital media degree is a primer into the broad range of practical and technical skills that employers are telling us they need. You’ll learn in a creative environment that integrates the latest technology and creative practice, using the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software that you’ll have access to for free.

At the end of your degree, you'll come out as an excellent visual storyteller with a broad foundation in essential design skills including video and documentary production, animation and visual effects, digital humanities and graphic design.

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.

Study hours

Studying 100% online means you can engage with course materials at your own pace, whenever it suits you - there is no need to be online at a particular time. It’s flexible around your life so you can control your study schedule week by week. As a general rule, we recommend 10 to 15 hours of study a week for each course.

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$23,000.00 (US$ 16,827) per year
This fee refers to per 1.0 EFTSL

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

Start date

11 January 2021, 5 April 2021, 28 June 2021, 20 September 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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 Recent secondary education - Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification. English language entry requirements: IELTS total [6.0] - IELTS reading [6.0], IELTS writing [6.0], IELTS speaking [6.0], IELTS listening [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.

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

Recent secondary education

Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification

English language entry requirements

IELTS total [6.0] - IELTS reading [6.0], IELTS writing [6.0], IELTS speaking [6.0], IELTS listening [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.

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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