Not offered in 2017

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Production for Entertainment Design is offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law in conjunction with CDW Studios. The course requires one semester of full-time study.

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Production for Entertainment Design articulates with the Master of Digital Production for Entertainment Design.

Admission requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

In addition, applicants must submit an application form and portfolio, including examples of their creative work, for one or more of the positions in the creative team.

Course aims

The course provides a high quality postgraduate program that is designed specifically for the rapidly changing commercial world of visual effects and all areas of entertainment design.  It is designed for students looking to develop a career in film, television, video games, advertising and all areas of digital content creation.

The course aims to:

  • enhance applied skills and technical and theoretical knowledge to meet current market demands;
  • expand interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate professionally and successfully in a team with colleagues;
  • provide students with the knowledge, skills and methodology to independently carry out idea development, design and implementation of an animated short film;
  • provide students with knowledge of the principles of intellectual property creation.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of and high-level skills in the use of relevant industry software and hardware used in the digital production pipeline and be able to contribute to the creation of digital media products;
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of industry trends and the ability to apply cutting-edge techniques;
  • demonstrate high-level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a creative team;
  • identify and analyse complex creative and technical problems and apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to these issues;
  • demonstrate high-level knowledge and skills to independently carry out idea development, design and the implementation of an animated short film;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the principles of intellectual property creation

Program of study

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Production for Entertainment Design a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.

Core - Year 1 topics

SCME8300 Creative Workshop 1 (4.5 units)
SCME8301 Research and Development 1 (4.5 units)
SCME8302 Production Project 1 (9 units)