Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)

Program code



3 years





Application Deadlines

05 February

8 October


RMIT Saigon South


This program is for students who have a passion for design technology and the 'magic' that it can perform, such as visual effects.

The design landscape is in an ongoing state of flux, with new technologies emerging almost daily. These technologies are connected in multiple ways and serve multiple disciplines, including design, visual effects and game design. Software, therefore, is a profoundly flexible medium, capable of being used in many ways.

In this program, you will become familiar with a range of creative software and hardware. Importantly, you will learn how to think visually and in a manner designed to offer unique solutions to visual problems.

Our digital studios are well-equipped and our international lecturers have a wide range of experience in a number of industries.


Program structure

Semester 1

  • Design Studio 1: Production
  • Digital Video

Semester 2

  • Design Studio 2: Collaboration
  • Media Cultures 1

Semester 3

  • Sound Design for Digital Media
  • Emerging Digital Cultures
  • Interactive Media 1

Semester 4

  • Digital Narrative Theory and Practice
  • Digital Media Studio 3: Experimentation

Semester 5

  • Digital Media: Specialisation 1
  • Digital Media Studio 4: Client Solutions

Semester 6

  • Digital Media Specialisation 2
  • General elective
  • School option

Semester 7

  • Digital Media Studio 5: Specialisation Project
  • Digital Media Professional Practice

Semester 8

  • Digital Media Major Project or Digital Media Internship

Semester 9

  • General elective

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.

As a graduate of this program you will be able to:

  1. Acquire knowledge of visual literacy and design theory, interactive and motion design, moving image, communications technologies, and digital media production skills and their application to digitally mediated communication.
  2. Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for communications problems.
  3. Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on the role, application and implications of digital media works in both local and international contexts.
  4. Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.
  5. Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to your discipline.
  6. Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  7. Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.
  8. Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in media and communication, in which to base your professional practice or future study.

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:

  • media production
  • audio/video post-production
  • web and information design
  • interactive game development
  • visual effects
  • 2D and 3D motion graphics
  • 3D modelling and animation
  • event/stage design

Further studies

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT honours or postgraduate program in Vietnam and Australia.



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

(*) 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. 


  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 fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.

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.


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.

English Pathways

Don't meet the English language test scores? Successfully complete UniSTART (Digital Media) or English for University for entry into this program. 

How to apply

Coming from a partner institution?

RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world.

If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program.

Find out if your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT. If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case by case basis.