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This qualification is for people wanting to gain the specialised skills and knowledge required to work for self-employment or for the role of practitioner. Graduates will be capable of applying skills and knowledge to complex projects in specialised areas of the digital media and design industry. You’ll learn the complete production process, from concept to final output. Regular guest lectures and chats with studios like Weta Digital, provide you with insight into the latest trends, encouragement to
succeed, and real life critique of your work.

Overview of courses

Core Courses
  • Art Critique Methods & Theory, Level 7, 15 Credit Points
  • Digital Media Project Management, Level 7, 15 Credit Points
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Level 7, 15 Credit Points
  • Digital Media and Design Capstone Project, Level 7, 30 Credit Points.
Elective Courses

(5 Electives available) Note that student needs to take 3 elective papers for each strand. EDENZ may recommend a strand based on the student Interview.

  • *Filmmaking 1, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Filmmaking 2, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Film Theory, Level 6, 15 cp
  • *3D Visualisation, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Animation, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Advanced Animation, Level 6, 15 cp
Digital Media Generalist
  • *3D Visualisation, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Animation, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Design Fundamentals, Level 5, 15 cp
Broadcast Media
  • *Filmmaking 1, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Filmmaking 2, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Design Fundamentals, Level 5, 15 cp
Post Producation
Can choose any three below:
  • *Filmmaking 2, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Animation, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Film Theory, Level 6, 15 cp
  • *Design Fundamentals, Level 5, 15 cp
  • *Advanced Animation, Level 6, 15 cp
Graduate of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge required for self-employment, or for the role of practitioner in the digital media and design industry. Sectors and professions that students are likely to enter on completion of this programme include :
  • Photography
  • 3D Animation
  • Movie/film making
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Game Artist
  • Compositor
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Graphic design
  • Art and art teaching
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Engineering Visualisation
  • Digital / Aesthetic/ Concept Artist
  • Technical Director
  • Project Manager
  • Apply specialised problem-solving and design skills within the context of digital media.
  • Create innovative and professional artifacts through the application of design principles and techniques.
  • Critique a range of artifacts and decipher the intended meaning.
  • Synthesise recognised digital media and design best-practices.
  • Prior to enrolment, candidates must have completed a Level 6 qualification in the same domain or a bachelor of arts in the arts domain
  • Showreel or portfolio showcasing foundational skills in digital media. Interview is of essential.
  • One page essay stating why you wish to study this course and your experience in this field. What do you feel are your personal strengths and weaknesses in pursuing this career path? Include your experience with computers and name any applications you have used.
  • International students also need English language to IELTS Score of 6.0 (with no band score lower than 5.5) or equivalent
July 2018
September 2018
February 2019
41 weeks
41 weeks
41 weeks
Diploma in Digital Media & Design (Level 7 ) is a 120 credit Diploma or one year academic year equivalent.
Entry Requirements
Tuition Fees
Student fees
Government tuition subsidy
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Student Success
Successful course completions N/A
National Graduate Outcomes
(3 years after completion)
Median earnings
Earnings range
In employment
In further study
On a benefit
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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