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Bachelor Of Media With A Major In Digital Design

Macquarie University, Sydney Australia


About the Course

As content and activities increasingly move online, demand is growing for people skilled in creating digital content that appeals to a range of audiences.

Digital designers make the ordinary extraordinary through the creative application of digital and multimedia technologies. They work in fields as diverse as film and television to advertising and web design, bringing stories and ideas to life and dazzling audiences with lifelike renderings and the creative application of storytelling technology.

The Digital Design major introduces students to digital and web-based media and gives graduates high-level skills, including website design and production, 3D modelling and animation for asset design, the ability to analyse and critique visual media, and design and develop interactive media projects.

Key features

  • You’ll discover and learn to critically apply the practices, theories and technologies underpinning contemporary web, digital, and visual design.
  • You’ll learn to analyse, evaluate and design for contemporary online media platforms, environments and services.
  • You’ll work on real-world projects, including websites, digital storytelling, interactive media, 3D models and visual assets, and photo essays. Facilitated by experienced staff and industry specialists these projects provide practical experience and professional exposure.
  • Production units will give you skills in coding for websites, design and creation of 3D assets, and programming MAX/MSP to create innovative, interactive media.
  • You’ll hone skills in concept creation and inventive problem solving, as well as technical skills in the latest digital production software.
  • You’ll learn to distinguish between and evaluate critically theoretical positions on design practices and texts, from animation and web content to images and visual culture.
  • You’ll analyse and evaluate the structure and dynamics of the contemporary digital design, arts and entertainment industries.
  • You’ll demonstrate key concepts in non-linear digital storytelling.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

For more information see English Language Requirements.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification



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