July 2023


3 hours per week x 10 weeks




A Bachelor degree or higher or 5 years professional experience





Course Overview

The University of South Australia's Executive Certificate in Digital Design Management extends students’ knowledge and skills of professional communication into the use and management of digital and visual media.

student using smart device

Why the Executive Certificate in Digital Design Management?

On completion of this course students should have the ability to:

  • Apply theoretical principles and design conventions to digital and traditional communication platforms
  • Critically appraise user-experience across multiple platforms
  • Assess the implications or emerging trends in visual and digital technologies on professional communication practice
  • Manage design-based contributions to professional communication practice

Course structure

The course will be delivered online, with students taking part in online discussions with lecturers and students and participating in practical activities.


Learning modules

  • Elements of design
  • Principles of design
  • Application of design
  • Designing for print: page layout and digital imaging
  • Designing for video (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Designing for web and interactive (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Managing digital design


Students must complete two graded practical assessments:

  • Report (30%): User-experience audit
  • Project (70%): Design portfolio

How to apply

Students who wish to apply for the Executive Certificate in Digital Design Management should provide an outline of their Higher Education or Professional Experience and attach relevant documentation when they click on Apply Now below.

For a completed Bachelors degree please attach a certified copy of your academic transcript to support your application. If you are applying on the grounds of 5 years professional experience, please provide a copy of your updated CV.

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