Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)

Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)


Program Code: 
  • RMIT Saigon South
3 years
School of Communication & Design

Develop your creativity and gain the skills and knowledge to work at the forefront of Southeast Asia’s expanding and innovative design industry with the Bachelor of Design (Digital Media).

Program overview

Organisations increasingly rely on the expertise of designers to communicate with their audiences, and employers require creative individuals with technical skills and design sense who can use visual communication and digital media to build and promote their businesses.

As a Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) student you will learn about design communication in entertainment, media, technology, business, and more - in fact designers are innovators in every industry.

​Our courses ensure you have the chance to put what you have learned in the classroom into practice by using your creative, conceptual, and technical skills, and a hands-on work placement in our Flagship Internship gives you invaluable experience in a real-world situation.​

RMIT University is ranked 17th in the world for Art and Design, and is the highest ranked university in Australia.
(2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject)


Career prospects

Digital media and design professionals are in demand, as corporations large and small have an ever expanding online presence. Opportunities are diverse, and can be found in advertising, film, television, animation, Internet development and mobile technologies.

You will be ready to take on roles that are changing the face of visual communication, including:

  • advertising and media production;
  • audio/video production and post-production;
  • digital media management;
  • film and television;
  • Web and information design;
  • Interactive game development;
  • motion design and visual effects;
  • software development (interface and interaction design);
  • 3D modelling and animation;
  • event/stage design
        Program structure
        Learning, teaching & assessment
        • Teaching methods include face-to-face delivery, studios, design labs, tutorials, classes, workshops and industry seminars. Student achievement in the program is measured by methods including creative responses to design briefs, media production projects, research, group presentations, essays and examinations.
        • Student achievement in the program is measured by methods including creative responses to design briefs, media production projects, research, group presentations, essays and examinations.
        Entry requirements

        Academic requirements

        • High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12, for other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country​; or
        • Successfully complete the UniSTART (Digital Media) with a minimum GPA of 1.0/4.0 with no double fail of a course
        • If you have completed or partially completed a similar program at another institution you may be accepted with some academic credit, or exemptions, being granted toward this program.

        English requirements

        Successfully complete RMIT English Advanced or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

        • IELTS (Academic) 6.5+ (no band below 6.0)
        • TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
        • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58+ (no communication band below 50)
        • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) 176+ (no band below 169)

        For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

        Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

        Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.


        Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

        Standard tuition fee 2018

        • Annual tuition fee11,262 USD ~ 257,337,667 VND (based on full time study load - 8 courses)
        • Whole program fee33,786 USD ~ 772,013,000 VND (18 courses - 288 credits)

        Fixed fee 2018

        • Annual tuition fee*12,037 USD ~ 275,040,000 VND  (based on full time study load - 8 courses)
        • Whole program fee*36,110 USD ~ 825,120,000 VND (18 courses - 288 credits)

        (*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. All fees noted above with * are fixed fees, and are correct for 2018.


        1. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment.
        2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND).
        3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
        4. The USD fee noted above is to be used as a guide only. The USD fee is quoted to overseas students as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT_NHNN, article 4.16.b.

        Current students and alumni

        “I chose RMIT to study design because it’s the best place in HCMC to do so. I love art and love to make art, and working with people in design is really fun and Challenging.
        The South Saigon campus is clean, has lots of green space and high-quality facilities, such as computer labs. The lecturers in the design department are very inspirational and passionate about their work. RMIT has an excellent environment that helps you grow and develop essential skills before entering the workplace. My design studies and internship helped me with time management, problem solving, dealing with conflict, and learning the balance between clients and the creative team.
        If you want to be better, take the challenge – it’s a once in a life-time opportunity!
        Tang Ho Hong Diem
        Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)

        “When I was a student, I was encouraged and inspired to explore the vast world of creativity in width and in depth. The knowledge I gained gave me a firm ground to be both creative and critical - the two most important mindsets for any career.
        Now as I dive into the industry with the YOLO team - home for like-minded filmmakers - I continue to apply what I’ve learned at RMIT into my work, with the dream and hope that we’ll mark our name on the map one day.”

        An Bui
        Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)
        Scriptwriter & Director, YOLO Pictures

        Industry connections

        “Digipost has been working with the design team at RMIT University Vietnam for over six years.
        We have offered many internships in that time, and we value RMIT students for their strong English skills, which are essential in the global marketplace.
        RMIT’s design program teaches a project-based curriculum which develops practical skills and encourages initiative, creativity, and an international outlook. These skills align with what we look for in our employees at Digipost.”

        Andy Ho
        Executive Producer,
        Digipost Asia