Master of Immersive Media Technologies

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM237
CRICOS 0101745

Lead a new generation of digital creativity

Immersive media, such as virtual, mixed and augmented reality (VR, MR and AR respectively), is changing the way the world delivers and consumes content—both for entertainment and learning.

With demand for highly trained professionals in the area far outstripping supply, our new Master of Immersive Media Technologies will equip you to take advantage of this global career opportunity.

A cross-disciplinary degree blending theory with advanced practical skill development and research, it’s suitable for Immersive Media bachelor graduates wishing to advance their skills, or graduates in other fields seeking to change direction.


What will you do?

The degree is completed over 18 months to two years full-time, depending on your previous qualifications. It emphasises both the creative and technical elements required for success in the immersive media industry—including the entrepreneurial foundations of leadership.

Working across South Australia’s highest ranked Arts faculty* and drawing on expertise from our world-top-100 Computer Science school^, you will gain:

  • comprehensive understanding of the global immersive media industry and its future markets and applications
  • in-depth knowledge of immersive design theory and game-engine capabilities
  • advanced technical skills in developing core digital assets in areas such as 3D modelling, sound engineering and programming
  • a firm grasp of the physiological and ergonomic implications of immersive technology design and human-computer interfacing
  • deep insight into the industry’s associated ethical considerations.

You will also undertake a substantial research project, providing the opportunity to not only extend your knowledge even further in a field of interest, but develop highly transferable critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate well prepared to play a senior role in immersive media anywhere in the world—whether in hands-on content development and simulation, or project leadership. From the health, education and entertainment sectors, to defence, science and mining.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019. ^Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, 2020.

Please note: due to the practical nature of the degree with specific hardware and software requirements for Master of Immersive Media Technologies, students are required to attend this program in person from the beginning of Semester 1, 2021.

As such this offer is made on the provision you will be able to be onshore in Adelaide and attending face-to-face classes at the university on the first day of Semester 1, 2021. Should this change we will keep you updated.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM237
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
    OR a completed Graduate Certificate in Immersive Media Technologies;
    OR a completed Graduate Diploma in Immersive Media Technologies.

    Please note that applicants with a completed Bachelor degree in a relevant cognate discipline will be eligible for credit towards the Master of Immersive Media Technologies program.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM237

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 0101745
    Intake February 
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications 48 unit Conversion Pathway:
    • Bachelor degree (or equivalent); or
    • Graduate Diploma in Immersive Media Technologies;
    • Graduate Certificate in Immersive Media Technologies
    36 unit Extension Pathway:
    • Bachelor degree in Media, Communication, Audio Visual, Journalism or other relevant cognate discipline
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $28,500

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $37,500


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Potential careers

    3D Animator, Animator, Gaming Programmer, VR Developer, XR Developer/Lead Developer, XR Digital Asset Manager, XR Human-Computer Interaction Designer, XR Narrative Specialist, XR Project Manager, XR Research Engineer, XR User Experience Specialist

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.
  • Related Degrees

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Monday, 8 Feb 2021