Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

Become an animator, designer or media developer. Digital media is an exciting and evolving industry, and with this program you will choose between 3 streams: Game Development, Game Design or 3D Animation & Motion Graphics.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
ICT50915

Continue to improve your skills, following completion of the Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies.

Choose between 3 streams:

Game Development & 3D

You will develop the skills to pursue the development of interactive content, as you work in designing 3D models.

The content you will develop will be for everything from mobile and PC to VR gaming experiences. While learning C# programming inside Unity you will also learn the Blueprint system in Unreal Engine 4. The projects you will work on will range from personnel game projects to interactive content for clients.

Throughout the year of study you will be using the industry level software Unreal Engine 4, Unity, Allegorithmic suite and the Autodesk suite. Your classes will be hands on and you will have time to push your skills in the direction of your major project.

Game Design & 3D

You’ll grow your skills in designing 3D models, game environments and game prototyping for everything from mobile and PC to VR gaming experiences.

Throughout the year of study you will be using the industry level software Unreal Engine 4, Unity, Allegorithmic suite and the Autodesk suite. Your classes will be hands on where you will get time to push your skills in the direction of your major project.

Areas of study include:  3D modelling, 3D animation, Model Painting and materials, game prototyping, Game design theory.

3D Animation and Motion Graphics

You'll develop your knowledge in animation for all ranges of media, while your skills grow in designing 3D models for advertising and marketing. You will pursue both 3D, 2D animation and composition to produce work for advertising, film effects and TV broadcast.

Motion graphics are a major part of all marketing and advertising campaigns, at the end of the diploma you will have a portfolio to start your career in motion graphics. As the classes are open and allow you to further your skills, you can target animation for your major project and produce something for online or the ABC, in some cases. 

While you study you will be improving your skills in Adobe after effects, Autodesk suite, Allegorithmic suite and adobe design tools.

Areas of study include:  3D modelling. 3D animation, 2D animation, motion design, film and digital effects.

 


 

  • Game designer and developer
  • 3D animator and modeller
  • Interactive designer and developer
  • 3D Modeller
  • C# programer
  • Motion designer
  • 2D and 3D motion graphic artist
  • 2D animator

Graduates from this qualification could work in new and emerging digital media technology areas, such as online and motion animation . Note that listed careers cover the three study streams.

 

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

ORIGINATE AND DEVELOP CONCEPTS
BSBCRT501
ENSURE A SAFE WORKPLACE
BSBWHS501
MANAGE INTERACTIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
ICTGAM504
CONTRIBUTE TO COPYRIGHT, ETHICS AND PRIVACY IN AN ICT ENVIRONMENT
ICTICT418
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY
ICTICT419
VERIFY CLIENT BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
ICTICT515
MANAGE ICT PROJECTS
ICTPMG501
DESIGN ANIMATION AND DIGITAL VISUAL EFFECTS
CUAANM503
DESIGN GAMES
CUADIG504
DESIGN DIGITAL SIMULATIONS
CUADIG507
REFINE DIGITAL ART TECHNIQUES
CUADIG508
INVESTIGATE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE CREATION OF DIGITAL ART
CUADIG509
PERFORM BASIC VISION AND SOUND EDITING
CUAPOS201
EDIT SCREEN CONTENT FOR FAST TURNAROUND
CUAPOS401
INCORPORATE AND EDIT DIGITAL VIDEO
ICTDMT501
CREATE DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR DIGITAL GAMES AND 3-D MEDIA
ICTGAM501
DEVELOP INTERMEDIATE 3-D SOFTWARE FOR GAMES AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
ICTGAM507
CREATE AND IMPLEMENT DESIGNS FOR A 3-D GAMES ENVIRONMENT
ICTGAM512
DESIGN AND CREATE MODELS FOR A 3-D AND DIGITAL EFFECTS ENVIRONMENT
ICTGAM514
PRODUCE A DIGITAL ANIMATION SEQUENCE
ICTGAM517
MANAGE TECHNICAL ART AND RIGGING IN 3-D ANIMATION
ICTGAM519
DEVELOP MOBILE APPLICATIONS
ICTPRG409
USE A LIBRARY OR PRE-EXISTING COMPONENTS
ICTPRG413
APPLY INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMING SKILLS IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE
ICTPRG418
APPLY INTERMEDIATE OBJECT-ORIENTED LANGUAGE SKILLS
ICTPRG527
BUILD A DYNAMIC WEBSITE
ICTWEB501

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700574014 (Ballarat - Admin Campus)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: ICM

National course code: ICT50915

Entry requirements (year 12)

Candidates will be required for interview and present a portfolio of multimedia e/design work.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

Applicants should be at least 18 years of age (at the discretion of the Program Co-ordinator) and be able to participate in adult group environments.

Student contact hours: 18 hours per week

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

Students must provide personal stationery and materials including an exercise book for notes, USB storage devices, pens and paper, a computer system at home, and internet connection ADSL.

Students may also acquire a number of computer games , console systems PS4 / Xbox, mobile devices, smart phones at their own initiative.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:
 

Other TAFE studies

 

Starting your TAFE studies with an earlier entry point can provide a solid base to build upon.

  • ICT40815 Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies, or
  • other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT40815, or
  • demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments, such as digital media, games development, animation, graphic design or similar roles. 
     
Foundation program

 

A foundation program can provide an excellent base to build upon in your TAFE studies:

 


Credit transfer / advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

 

Pathways from this course:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to : 
 

Further TAFE studies

 

Build upon this qualification with the following:

 

Higher Education program

 

Articulate into Higher Education studies .  Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply to entry into these programs:

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.
 

 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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Federation TAFE