Bachelor of Digital Media

  • Qualification:

    Undergraduate, Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time

  • Start date:

    January, April, July and September. Enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    UniSA Online

  • Career Outcomes:

    Web Designer | Social Media Manager | Digital Marketer | Web Design | Digital Content Creator | View All

Course Rundown

The Bachelor of Digital Media from UniSA Online combines cutting-edge knowledge and skills in design, media and technology. Preparing students for a wide variety of creative careers in the digital media industry, the course focuses strongly on practical experience.

Using a range of digital platforms, you’ll develop skills in a range of areas, from video and documentary production to web design to interactive text and image making.

As well as learning about the creative processes used throughout the digital media sector, you’ll study historical and cultural views of contemporary mediascapes within the digital environment, and investigate how galleries, libraries, archives and museums have been transformed by technology.

Study Digital Media on Demand with UniSA Online


Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result:

Higher education study

  • Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider

Vocational Education Training (VET)

  • Completed an award from a recognised training organisation at Certificate IV or above

Work and life experience

  • Passed a UniSA Online literacy and numeracy test and have relevant work experience, or
  • Completed a UniSA Foundations Studies program or equivalent, or
  • Qualified for Special Entry

Recent secondary education

  • Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification

In order to complete your application, we will ask you to provide supporting documents as proof of your prior study or work experience.

What You’ll Learn

In this digital media course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Critical Approaches to Online Learning
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Introduction to Video Production
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Design Language in Media Arts
  • Digital Graphics and Imaging
  • Introduction to the GLAM sector - Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums
  • Digital Media Project 1
  • Animation Design
  • Archives and the Digital World
  • Writing for Digital Media
  • Design for Digital Technologies
  • Innovative Curatorial Studies
  • Digital Media Project 2
  • Web Design
  • Digital Documentary
  • Narrating Objects, Art and Archives
  • Digital Mediascapes
  • Managing Digital Media
  • Digital Media Project 3

Why study with UniSA Online?

With a background spanning more than 25 years in online education, you can trust that you'll be getting a high-quality university experience when you Study On Demand with UniSA Online. Considered a leader in the field, UniSA has transformed online learning and is one of Australia's largest online education providers (2017 Department of Education). Select a 100% online course that has been created by academics and experts in online learning, who are focused on giving you the best start on your chosen career path. With all course content and assessments available online, you can Study On Demand, on your terms, on your schedule.

Student Support

Studying with UniSA Online means you can Study On Demand. You'll gain around the clock personalised support to assist you on your learning journey. Technical issues? Nervous about a looming assessment? Gain on-demand access to their helpful and dedicated team.

Whether you need help with assignments, referencing, administrative or technical support, you’ll have on-demand access to the UniSA Online team who’ll be there to support you, every step of the way.

Students will have access to the UniSA Online ‘Study Help’ hub which is packed with loads of resources, workshops and support services. With online tutor support available seven days a week, you’ll be able to get help when you need it. If you’ve got a question related to your course, you can expect to receive a response in 24 hours. You’ll also be able to retrieve a range of resources through their virtual ‘Ask the Library’ service.

Gain full control over your study and gain a career focused qualification when you learn with UniSA Online!

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this degree you will receive a Bachelor of Digital Media from UniSA Online.

Graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge base necessary to pursue careers in any aspect of the digital media industry. You'll also graduate with an industry-standard digital portfolio that will demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

Curious about where a career in digital media could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.