Faculty of Creative Arts

Bachelor of Digital Media

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Digital Media

Abbreviation:

BDigMedia

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Creative Arts

Duration:

3 years full-time
Part-time study is not available

Total Credit Points:

144

Delivery Mode:

On campus

Starting Session(s):

Autumn

Location:

Wollongong and Innovation campus

UOW Course Code:

1813

UAC Codes:

754650

CRICOS Code:

071836A

Overview

The Bachelor of Digital Media (BDM) is a comprehensive course designed to meet the diverse requirements of the growing digital media industry in both Australia and abroad. Students will develop a mixture of relevant contemporary technical skills, as well as a fundamental understanding of the digital medium and new contexts for production and technologically mediated creative practice. Students will be engaged in supported technical instruction, collaborative learning activities, the development of research and inquiry skills and project based opportunities that reflect real life creative collaborations. This degree program aims to produce graduates who can flexibly respond to changing industry needs and opportunities, informed by an understanding and appreciation of relevant artistic traditions.

Cross Institutional Delivery

The BDM is cross-institutional program delivered by the UOW Faculty of Creative Arts in collaboration with TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. The BDM incorporates Faculty of Creative Arts theoretical studies in Visual Arts and practical studies in Media Arts, with concurrently completed studies in the areas of Interactive Digital Media and Screen and Media, offered by TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute.

Location

Both UOW and TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute components of the Bachelor of Digital Media are delivered primarily at the Digital Media Centre, on the UOW Innovation Campus. The Digital Media Centre is a multi-million dollar collaboration between UOW and TAFE NSW, comprising state of the art Digital Media teaching facilities such as studios, post-production suites, computer labs and exhibition spaces. An array of current and industry-recognised software and quality digital hardware supports the delivery of the practical course components.

Entry Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Digital Media is based on the HSC ATAR (or equivalent), although outstanding results in relevant subjects/areas may also be taken into account. Applicants accepted to the program are required to enrol as students of both the University of Wollongong and TAFE NSW and fees are paid to both institutions.

Course Requirements

This course is offered in conjunction and concurrently with the TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. To qualify for the award of BDM a student shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points, by satisfactory completion of the UOW subjects listed in the program of study and by cross articulation of TAFE NSW programs in Interactive Digital Media and Screen and Media, provided these courses are completed concurrently. A student completing the Bachelor of Digital Media course will also qualify for the awards of Certificate IV and Diploma in Interactive Digital Media and, depending on subject selection, may also achieve the Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

100 Level

MEDA101

Introduction to Media Arts

Autumn

6

CACS101

Contemporary Creative Practice

Autumn

6

MEDA102

Computational Media

Spring

6

CACS102

Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice

Spring

6

TAFE Certificate IV Interactive Digital Media (TAFE course code 19330)

Credit Arrangements

24

200-Level

MEDA201

Time, Space and Data

Autumn

6

MEDA202

System, Play and Interaction

Spring

6

CAVA231

Visual Arts and Modernism

Autumn

6

CAVA232

Contemporary Art: History, Politics and Aesthetics

Spring

6

TAFE Diploma Interactive Digital Media (TAFE course code 19331)

Credit Arrangements

24

300 Level

MEDA301

Media Arts Workshop

Autumn

6

MEDA302

Media Arts Project

Spring

6

CAVA331

Indigenous Art and Visual Culture

Autumn

6

CAVA332

Representation and Space in Post Colonial World

Spring

6

Plus

24 credit points of 200 or 300 level elective subjects.

Up to 12 credit points of TAFE Advanced Diploma Screen and Media studies (TAFE course code 19239) can count towards the required 24 credit points.

Credit Arrangements

24

Note: No more than 60 credit points at 100 level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Digital Media degree. Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Digital Media.

Additional Information

The Bachelor of Digital Media is fully prescribed and cannot be taken within a double degree. Due to the structure of the program, electives are not available during the first or second year of the program.

Please refer to TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute for information on TAFE sessions, student administration and specific course details.

Other Information

Further information is available at:

UOW Coursefinder http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/

Creative Arts Email fca_enquiries@uow.edu.au

Creative Arts Website http://www.uow.edu.au/crearts/index.html