Associate Degree of Digital Media

Course Features

  • Price: AU$24,000
  • Level: Degree
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The Associate Degree of Digital Media will develop your skills in the areas of design, technology and media, providing you with employment opportunities in the high demand digital media industries.

The flexible structure of this course allows you to pursue your desired specialisation in the areas of graphic design, interactive media and video and animation or a combination of these areas.

On completion of this course you may choose to further your skills with the Bachelor of Digital Media.


Digital media qualifications at CQUniversity provide a growing wealth of opportunity in a field that is at the forefront of future development.

If you’re drawn to develop, create and innovate using digital mediums our course will build your skills and provide you with the professional qualification you need to advance your career in this sector.

Flexible unit options in digital media allow you to specialise in creative areas of interest including film, photography, web development, game development and graphic design while also providing the opportunity to cultivate both technical and creative skills.


Graphic Design
This minor includes advanced units in visual design, page layout and photography, using industry-standard software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Within this minor you will build on core foundation units in visual design and illustration.

Interactive Media 
This minor includes advanced units in web application development, game design and mobile application development, using technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL, and industry-standard software such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Unity.

Video and Animation 
This minor includes advanced units in 3D modelling, 3D animation, video production and visual effects using industry-standard software such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. You will build on core foundation units in digital video and audio production and animation.


The digital revolution has dramatically changed the way we work, learn, play and communicate. It has created jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago and it has profoundly changed others. People who are skilled in the production and application of digital media are in demand. Completion of the Associate Degree of Digital Media will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • web design
  • graphic design
  • publishing
  • photography
  • illustration
  • animation
  • game development
  • software development
  • audio production
  • video production
  • film and television post-production
  • visual effects
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • education and training
Entry Requirement

Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent

Intakes & Course Duration

Intakes: March, July

Course Duration: 2 Years

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