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Description

The qualification is designed for learners wishing to create collaborative solutions for people in the Digital Media discipline. The qualification is learner-centred and offers the ability for students to construct their own understanding of theory and practice from a uniquely personal perspective.

The qualification aims to meet contemporary and future workplace demands of employers and industries. These entities require flexible problem solvers who can lead, manage and collaborate in order to create people-centred solutions that have positive impacts on people and communities whilst remaining sustainable, financially viable and profitable.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
YEAR 1

PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY

This course aims to introduce broad philosophy and psychology concepts and theory, with focus on personal connections.

SOCIOLOGY & MEDIA STUDIES

This course aims to introduce an overview of sociology and media studies as personal lenses to understand the social world and interpret media messages.

ART HISTORY & DIGITAL IMAGE PRODUCTION

This course aims to introduce an overview of art history and practical experiences of digital image construction in order to explore art and design theory.

FILM PRODUCTION PROJECT

This course aims to introduce learners to cinematic and visual storytelling theories and concepts applied to production projects.

YEAR 2

ANTHROPOLOGY

This course aims to enhance and develop humanities-based research competencies using critical thinking and problem solving skills applied to a personal auto-ethnography study.

CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING

This course aims to enhance and develop research competencies using critical thinking and problem solving skills applied to humanities subjects.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION: DIGITAL IMAGE CREATION I

This course aims to provide practical knowledge and skills for learners to create time-based digital imagery solutions.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION: DIGITAL IMAGE CREATION II

This course aims to provide practical knowledge and skills for learners to create time-based and three-dimensional art solutions.

YEAR 3

MANAGING PROJECT

This course aims to enhance competencies related to managing projects.

INNOVATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This course aims to provide opportunities for learners to develop innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.

MAJOR DIGITAL MEDIA CAPSTONE PROJECT

This course aims to provide learners with a practical learning and reflective experience in which they can employ advanced theories, concepts and techniques in a specialised digital media project. This course focuses on enabling learners to consolidate their ability to create and realise complex digital media work in a variety of contexts.

Possible employment outcomes:
  • Graphic designer/Motion Graphic Designer
  • Game Artist
  • Animator
  • Compositor/Visual Effects Supervisor/Assistant
  • Scientific/Engineering Visualisation
  • Digital Artist/Aesthetic Artist
  • Technical Director
  • Project Manager/Team Leader

 

Customer Demands

Customers and consumers demand more and more content. It is likely that digital media specialists can find work outside of the mainstream employment destinations in film, television and game production studios. Many businesses include a communication division for graphical and other forms of media outputs: graduates have many opportunities.

 

Academic Entry
  • Successfully gained University Entrance or equivalent, with credits in relevant subjects, applicants will be expected to submit a portfolio of work for selection.
  • International students will be expected to have attained NZCEL L4—Academic or equivalent.
  • IELTS 6.0—Academic overall with no band lower than 5.5.

 

Credit Value and Programme duration

The programme is a 360 credit or three-academic year course-of-study.

Visa

Student visa (followed by 1 year Post Study Work Visa with possible extensions).

INTAKE DATES

Intake

February 2018
February 2019
February 2020

Start

12/02/2018
18/02/2019
17/02/2020

End

02/11/2018
08/11/2019
06/11/2020

Duration

3 academic years
3 academic years
3 academic years

 


KEY INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
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