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Diploma of Digital Media Design

Billy Blue College of Design

As you may have guessed from the name, this branch of design is all about digital media. Which means screens. Which means it’s becoming more and more relevant to the world we all live in, which is basically 83 percent screens these days. This diploma is industry-driven, so the focus is on giving you in-demand skills in high-growth sectors: web, mobile, 3D, visual effects… you know, screen stuff. More specifically, it means we cover idea generation, graphic design, 3D design, digital video, motion graphics, web and interactive design. Then you can think about which of that lot you’d most like to know more about, and go from there or head out for an entry-level role somewhere.

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
  • Available as blended
  • Available online

start dates

workload

  • 10 hours per subject, per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed.

course duration

  • Full-time accelerated: 2 years
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time available

Why Study at Billy Blue

The big difference at Billy Blue is that you’ll start working in your industry from day one – getting real experience, learning from real industry professionals and making real industry connections. Plus, we have university accreditation and a commercially focused educational philosophy.

What can you expect when you graduate?

The average wage earned by a Production Assistant.

$30/hour*

Source*

You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • Production Assistant
  • Design / Studio Intern
  • Web Content Administrator

Innovative Learning

We want you to feel, see and be heard. We think that students learn faster and progress through material quicker in smaller classes. Our ‘Blended’ study options mean that you can also study on campus and online during your course.

Graduate SPOTLIGHT

"Out of all the universities I looked at, Billy Blue sold me with their small class sizes, friendly lecturers and beautiful campus. There’s a strong sense of support and community that I haven’t felt anywhere else – even the students who have graduated drop by occasionally! You’ll always be given opportunities to grow and receive endless support from peers and lecturers.”

Bethany La Paglia – Graduate

COURSE OVERVIEW

WHAT TO EXPECT

This course is the perfect stepping stone for an exciting career in digital design or an entry point into one of our Bachelor degrees. This diploma lets you explore the many and diverse career options open to you in the world of digital media design. The Digital Media Design subjects available through this diploma are industry-driven, giving you in-demand skills for a range of high-growth sectors – from web and mobile to 3D and visual effects.

The Design Studio is the core of the diploma. Here you will collaborate with other students and learn the fundamentals of digital media design, explore trends, examine clients’ needs and learn the business side of design – working to briefs, budgets and schedules.

Use this course as a way to decide which specialist digital media design degree to undertake, or as a path into a junior or entry-level role in a digital studio or production house.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Essential digital design skills
  • Graphic design and 3D design skills
  • Digital video, motion graphics, web and interactive design knowledge
  • Experience in animation, interaction design and motion design

Create something amazing

The great thing about Billy Blue is you don’t have to wait until you finish to produce exceptional work. Take a look at some of our student’s work.

Graduate SPOTLIGHT

"Out of all the universities I looked at, Billy Blue sold me with their small class sizes, friendly lecturers and beautiful campus. There’s a strong sense of support and community that I haven’t felt anywhere else – even the students who have graduated drop by occasionally! You’ll always be given opportunities to grow and receive endless support from peers and lecturers.”

Bethany La Paglia – Graduate

How you’ll study

Fit everything in with our flexible course options. You can study when it suits you online or on campus.

How Much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

How can I pay?

Can I apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 or equivalent or equivalent OR speak to a Course and Career Advisor for special entry.

If you do not meet the ATAR requirements

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level:

  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Discipline specific portfolio (art and / or design)
Full admissions criteria
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

International students seeking student visas must comply with regulations from the Department of Home Affairs.

Ready to apply

Applying to Billy Blue is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

International students

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.
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More Information

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Frequently asked questions - DIPLOMA OF DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN

Yes, all Billy Blue qualifications are accredited by Torrens University Australia and nationally recognised. In addition, Billy Blue’s close industry links ensure that your Billy Blue qualification is highly respected within the design industry.

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

Billy Blue Bachelor Degree courses are eligible for FEE HELP (Australian students only). FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

All students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Hardware minimum specs:

PC

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Multicore Intel processor (Dual core i5 minimum)
  • 14-inch screen or larger or a minimum resolution of 1400x900 pixels
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB hard drive
  • 1GB graphics processor

Mac

  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 or higher (64-bit intel operating system)
  • Multicore Intel processor (Dual core i5 minimum)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB hard drive
  • 2GB graphics processor

Software requirements:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Student and Teacher Edition).
  • Occasional use of Autodesk Maya (2012 or later version)
  • Final Cut Studio 7 or later version
  • Microsoft Office (Home and Student suite) 2010 or later version

We recommend students purchase a subscription membership with Adobe Creative Cloud (Student and Teacher Edition). We suggest the ‘Complete — Student version’, which is heavily discounted and provides full access to all Adobe applications. At time of writing, it is advertised at $AUD 28.59/month.

For more detail, visit Australian Adobe site: https://creative.adobe.com/plans?store_code=au Please Note: Internet access is required for software activation and validation of subscription, as well as to online services.

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