Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)

Program code

BP309

Duration

3 years

Intakes

February

October

 

Application Deadlines

28 January

07 October

Location

RMIT Saigon South

Overview

Discover the ‘magic’ of what design technology can do and gain the skills and specialist knowledge to excel in a design landscape that is in a constant state of change.

In this program, you will learn to command the many emerging technologies that are pushing the limits of design. You will navigate the different spaces they offer and learn how these spaces may be blended to form radical new visions.

In addition to software, you will be introduced to a range of creative hardware which serves to capture and transmute our senses.

With a solid grounding in contemporary digital media design theory and practice, you can then explore how digital content can be planned, produced, applied and integrated.

With these tools at your disposal, you will learn how to think visually and in a manner that enables you to offer unique solutions to tomorrow’s problems.

Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)

In this program, you will gain a command of the emerging technologies that are pushing the barriers in design in multiple disciplines, including design, visual effects and game design.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Design Studio 1: Production (24 cp)
  • Digital Video

Semester 2

  • Design Studio 2: Collaboration (24 cp)
  • 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 (24 cp)

Semester 5

  • Digital Media: Specialisation 1
  • Digital Media Studio 4: Client Solutions (24 cp)

Semester 6

  • Digital Media Specialisation 2
  • General elective
  • School option

Semester 7

  • Digital Media Studio 5: Specialisation Project (24 cp)
  • Digital Media Professional Practice

Semester 8

  • Digital Media Major Project or Digital Media Internship (24 cp)

OR

  • Digital Media Internship (24 cp)

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

You will be prepared for many exciting careers in areas including:

  • Media production
  • Color grading
  • Visual effects
  • Extended/virtual reality
  • Audio/video post-production
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • 2D and 3D motion graphics
  • 3D modelling, sculpture, lighting and texturing
  • Photography
  • Visual event design: ‘veejay’
  • Visual event design: projection mapping

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.

 

Fees

Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

Fee program

Annual tuition fee 

(based on full time study load - 8 courses)

Whole program fee

(24 courses - 288 credits)

 

13,248 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 300,596,000 VND  39,744 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 901,786,000 VND 

 

Notes:

  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

  • Vietnamese Upper Secondary School (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​

Academic pathway

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT Vietnam 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)
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) 176 (no less than 169 in any component)

For other recognised English results, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note:

Previous study and proficiency tests are recognised for two years from the completion date or test date to the program commencement date unless stated otherwise.

Where you have achieved more than one form of English language proficiency only the most recent achievement will be considered in the admission decision.

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

English Pathways

Don't meet the English language test scores? Successfully complete English for University for entry into this program. 

Credit transfer

Come 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.

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

How to apply

1. Find your program

2. Check your eligibility

3. Prepare your documents

4. Submit your application

RMIT’s standard closing dates for receiving applications for each semester is published on the important dates for students page. Please note, RMIT’s offer is subject to the availability of places in each program and applications to competitive programs may close when program quotas fill before published deadlines. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.