Are you ready to take advantage of the huge opportunities for content creators and digital professionals? You can work in user experience design, art direction, animation and emerging fields of virtual and augmented reality.
The Diploma of Digital Media Technologies provides you with the skills you need to become a creative and capable digital professional.
Media consumption throughout the world is increasingly reliant on digital formats. The growing number of devices capable of supporting digital media along with increasing global internet speeds gives consumers the ability to access the media content of their choice anytime, anywhere.
As an industry-driven course, the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies teaches you industry standard software and production protocols. You will explore web design, 2D and 3D imaging, interactive design and animation, while developing a range of sought-after software skills. With a focus on creativity, design thinking and conceptual development, this course will give you an understanding of the fundamental design, technical and management skills required to work in these growing fields.
The Diploma of Digital Media Technologies will introduce you to concept development, interactive preproduction, production and post-production for a broad variety of digital media outcomes.
You will work on individual and collaborative projects. You will be involved in the hands-on technical preparation, and the critical and creative development of these projects, seeing them through from idea to outcome.
Practical classes are held in industry standard computer laboratories equipped with a range of cutting-edge software. Group projects are undertaken in these state-of-the-art labs, reflecting a professional studio production environment. You will also have access to industry standard production equipment including HD video, professional audio gear and imaging equipment, ensuring your knowledge of the latest digital technologies.
Throughout the year you will hear from industry speakers and graduates who will share their thoughts and experiences and provide students with valuable insights.
Your learning experience will involve:
- teacher guided instruction
- peer teaching and class presentations
- group discussion
- independent project-based work
- critiquing student projects
- guest lectures
- online activities
- project work
- independent investigation and study
Areas of study in the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies include:
- Digital imaging and graphic design
- 2D and 3D animation design
- Motion design, compositing and visual effects
- Interactive, web and games design in theory and practice
- Cinema language in theory and practice
- Concept development and previsualisation
- Sound Design
- Virtual Reality
- Augmented Reality
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Program code: C5384
National curriculum code: ICT50915
This course exposes you to a broad range of digital media technologies. Upon graduation you’ll occupy a variety of professional roles, across media production and design industries.
You will graduate as a work-ready, digital media practitioner and may explore opportunities as a:
- Graphic designer
- Front end web developer
- UX/UI designer
- Mobile/App developer
- Concept/Storyboard artist
- 2D animation/artist
- Motion design artist
- 3D modeller/animator
- Production designer
- VFX/Post-production artist
- Art director
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification).
Visit the Entry requirements by country page to find the equivalent to an Australian Year 12.
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary Diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
If you are not currently studying Year 12 in 2019, you should submit a personal statement outlining:
- your reasons for wanting to study the program
- intended career path
- personal attributes relevant to the program
- details of any relevant work or other experience.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
- TOEFL (Paper based): minimum score of 530 (TWE 3.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum score of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing).
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Upper Intermediate Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Successful completion of the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies guarantees entry into the Interactive plan of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. The Advanced Diploma is offered as an additional year of full-time study.
You may be eligible to begin your studies at the Advanced Diploma level if you already hold a Diploma of Digital Media Technologies or Diploma of Screen and Media, or have the relevant knowledge and skills. You must still apply for the Diploma and will be assessed for entry into the Advanced Diploma.
Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive plan) can continue their studies in the:
When you successfully complete the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies you are guaranteed entry into the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media - Interactive Digital Media stream.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$8,750* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$17,250* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
Vet Student Loan cap
If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.
It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.