“I want to explore my creativity and be at the forefront of the digital revolution and beyond.”

“I want to explore my creativity and be at the forefront of the digital revolution and beyond.”

Diploma of Digital Media Design

N/0211/4/0001 | MQA/PSA15871 (31.07.2027)

Swinburne’s Digital Media Design diploma prepares students to be media professionals for the world’s digital future. Our diploma course aims to equip students with hands-on digital media design skills and knowledge required by the creative industries.

Graduates will learn to produce interactive and rich media content for web, mobile, new media, digital games and interactive applications.

Upon the completion of the course, you’ll be technically competent, having possess diversity of thought and exploration, and adapt well to interdisciplinary approaches where you will create a culture of risk-taking, problem-solving and team-building.

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February, September

2 years (Full time)

Course details

Course structure

To qualify for the Diploma of Digital Media Design, students must complete 225 credit points comprising:

  • 4 core units of study (50 credit points)
  • 14 specialisation units (175 credit points)
  • 1 non- credit unit.

Units of study

Core units

  • DBC111 Preparatory English
  • DBC212 Innovation and Change
  • DBC121 Academic English
  • DBC311 Communication in the Workplace

Specialisation units

  • DDA121 Introduction to Design Principles
  • DDA111 Introduction to Digital Design
  • DDA112 Introduction to Concepts and Narratives
  • DDA122 Introduction to Typography
  • DDA211 2D Animation
  • DDA212 Photography
  • DDA213 Interactive Design
  • DDA214 Identity Design
  • DDA221 3D Modelling and Animation
  • DDA222 Video Production Techniques
  • DDA311 Motion Graphics Design
  • DDA312 Digital Media Design Project 1
  • DDA321 Compositing and Post Production
  • DDA322 Digital Media Design Project 2

Fees & scholarships


Malaysian students
RM38,250 (total)
International students
RM45,054 (total)

* The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.


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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A pass in SPM with Credit in any 3 subjects or any equivalent qualification, or
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.0) in any subject or any equivalent qualification, or
  • A pass in UEC with at least 3B’s or any equivalent qualification, and
  • A pass in an interview or submission of student portfolio.

English Requirements

Find out more about English language requirements.

Application process

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be equipped for roles in digital communication, digital content creation and production, web design, digital marketing and interactive digital design.

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