C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media

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Plan: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
Qualification national code: CUF50207
Nominal hours: 730
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: City
Owning school: Media and Communication (345T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
CRICOS code: 066394J

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Purpose of the Program

This program will give you the framework and foundation skills to work in the interactive and media design industries. The program provides you with the broad base of skills necessary to develop a career within art, design, screen and media. The program provides a creative and supportive environment, of artistic and technical investigation while maintaining active links with graduates and industry.

The areas you will study in the Diploma of Interactive Digital Media 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

Our graduates are multi-skilled and trained to develop both technical and conceptual skills, greatly increasing their employment prospects. Whilst many work for traditional media production companies, others start successful freelance practices through industry networks created during their studies. Graduates enter the industry at various levels, working in roles that utilise skills such as graphic design, 2D and 3D animation design, interactive, web and games design, media/project production, art direction and sound design. Other graduates have built careers in teaching and research.


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Articulation and pathways


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Interactive Digital Media you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media).

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Entrance requirements

Local Applicants

Entrance requirements:  Current Yr 12 students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification)

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites

Selection Tasks:

All applicants (excepting current Y12 students), must submit a VTAC Personal Statement or direct applicant statement and include their reasons for wanting to study the course. Applicants should also detail any work experience when completing a VTAC Personal Statement or direct applicant statement. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Please refer to the VTAC guide for additional information.


International English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 530 (TWE 3.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 71 with minimum of 17 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 42 (no band less than 36)

Refer to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/




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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Interactive Digital Media. However, this program is strongly supported by representatives from key industry areas and course content and assessment is informed by industry through the Program Advisory Committee. The teachers in the program are all practitioners with current knowledge of trends and work practices. The industry experience you gain through your study, will help you to establish industry links in a range of areas across the interactive digital industry.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees. Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of appropriate portable, digital storage and back up devices, art and design consumables such as sketchbooks and drawing materials, stationery, other consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial ISPs for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive
services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books,
journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and
e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any
library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the
Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop
you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work
through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you
to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have
unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals
and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library
Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated
courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your
learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences
    if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form
    of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well
    as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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