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Study digital media abroad

An in-depth guide to studying digital media as an international student.

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Digital media degrees abroad

Studying digital media abroad is a great way to be a part of the digital revolution. You’ll learn how to design and create innovative and engaging digital content using the latest technology and industry-standard software.

You’ll get the opportunity to gain a wide range of skills including graphic design, video, digital photography, web design, programming, and mobile app development. You will also learn how to combine these skills with effective research, analysis, and critical thinking to underpin your creative ideas.

Digital media is one of the fastest-growing industries around the world. By studying abroad you’ll get to experience how another country approaches the subject, giving you a global perspective and broader appreciation of how digital media works.

Digital media program structure

At undergraduate level, you can study digital media as a foundation degree, or as a diploma or certificate qualification. These usually last a year and can help you gain entry onto a bachelor’s program, or prepare you for entry-level employment.

At bachelor’s level, digital media is usually offered as a BA, but some universities offer a BSc qualification. There is very little difference between the two, but a BSc program may include more technical modules. Most bachelor’s last three or four years, depending on where you study and if the program includes a sandwich year.

If you already have a bachelor’s in digital media or a related subject, you can expand your knowledge and skills through a postgraduate program. You can study a master’s in digital media as an MA or MSc over one or two years, and these will usually involve some teaching and research.

If you’re looking to achieve a doctorate, you can study a PhD program in digital media or a related subject. These can take four or five years to complete and are entirely based on your own unique research.

Digital media programs teach you a range of skills, so you’ll be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Assessment will be in the form of essays, exams and often a portfolio of your work.

The content of each program will differ based on a range of factors, but there are some common modules most courses will cover, including:

  • Fundamentals of digital media
  • Digital content creation
  • Graphic design
  • Web development
  • Web and app development
  • Communication research methods
  • Digital storytelling
  • Digital and internet policy

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Digital media study abroad programs

Digital media undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in digital media

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    Digital Media - BSc Greenville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,580 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Communication Arts (Digital Media: Film/Broadcasting/Journalism) - BA St. Francis College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    26,688 USD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Digital Media Design - BSc University of Kentucky, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,050 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Digital Media - Game Design Track - BA University of Central Florida, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,478 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Digital Media - BDes RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    35,520 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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Associate in digital media

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    Digital Media - ASc Central Queensland University, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,480 AUD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Digital Media and Marketing - AASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Digital media graduate programs

Master's in digital media

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    Digital Media Business - MA Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    12,800 EUR
    Start date
    October
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    Theatre (Interdisciplinary Digital Media) - MFA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    25,118 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Digital Media - MProf Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,101 USD
    Start date
    January, April, July, September
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    Digital Media and Society - MSc University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,950 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Digital Media - MA University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in digital media

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    Digital Media - PGCert Missouri Western State University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    11,800 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Advertising – Digital Media Management - PGCert Durham College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    16,758 CAD
    Start date
    September
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Pathway in digital media

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    Digital Media (Global Pathways) - PGP Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    4 months
    Tuition fees per year
    15,200 USD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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Future digital media careers

Digital media touches all of our lives, and the need for creative and innovative content creators has never been greater. A good digital media degree will arm you with a range of skills that are valued in any number of industries, but some common roles for graduates include:

  • Digital content producer
  • Web designer
  • UX designer
  • Social media manager/analyst
  • Digital marketing executive
  • Project manager
  • Game designer

Programs that include a year in industry or work placements offer a great opportunity to get experience and help you work out what career could suit you best.

You can also get guidance and advice from your university’s career services department if you’re unsure exactly what you want to do after graduation.