What will I learn?

The course provides a high quality postgraduate program that is designed specifically for the rapidly changing commercial world of visual effects and all areas of entertainment design. It is designed for students looking to develop a career in film, television, video games, advertising and all areas of digital content creation.

The course aims to:

  • enhance applied skills and technical and theoretical knowledge to meet current market demands;
  • expand interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate professionally and successfully in a team with colleagues;
  • provide students with the knowledge, skills and methodology to independently carry out idea development, design and implementation of an animated short film;
  • provide students with knowledge of the principles of intellectual property creation.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of and high-level skills in the use of relevant industry software and hardware used in the digital production pipeline and be able to contribute to the creation of digital media products;
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of industry trends and the ability to apply cutting-edge techniques;
  • demonstrate high-level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a creative team;
  • identify and analyse complex creative and technical problems and apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to these issues;
  • demonstrate high-level knowledge and skills to independently carry out idea development, design and the implementation of an animated short film;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the principles of intellectual property creation

Program of study

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Production for Entertainment Design a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.

Core - Year 1 topics

SCME8300 Creative Workshop 1 (4.5 units)
SCME8301 Research and Development 1 (4.5 units)
SCME8302 Production Project 1 (9 units)

Your career

The course will replicate how the production process works in an industry setting. The course delivery and structure prepare you for the workforce and enable significant networking opportunities which will further strengthen your employability in the industry both locally and internationally.

Potential occupations include:

  • 3D animator
  • 3D modeller
  • character designer
  • compositor
  • matte painter
  • video game designer
  • concept artist
  • texture artist
  • lighter
  • rigger
  • digital designer
  • film and visual effects
  • art director
  • graphic designer
  • illustrator
  • storybook artist
  • comic book artist.

Potential employers include:

  • commercial film studios
  • film and TV production companies
  • film companies
  • game development companies
  • production houses.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

CRICOS

085898E

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$15,000.00 (US$ 10,164) per year
2020: AUD $16,000 (Annual fee)
Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have equivalent of a three-year Australian bachelors degree. Some degrees may require work experience to meet the entry requirements. A reference or statement from the employer will be required. Special requirements apply to the four-year Doctor of Medicine. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2.

For international students

Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution. In addition, an application form and portfolio are required, including examples of creative work, for one or more of the positions in the creative team.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

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About this uni

Flinders is a part of the prestigious Innovative Research Universities Australia group and 90% of its research is rated world class or above.

  • Based in the city of Adelaide, Australia
  • Home to 4,800+ international students from 90+ countries
  • Students will benefit from practical, hands-on learning
  • International student services among best in Australia