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Visualisation and Interactive Media

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-VISTC Humanities
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Visualisation and interactive media are increasingly used in our technology-driven world.

This course explores interactive media and visualisation technologies as innovative means of communication. Visualisation and interactive media technologies cover a wide area of applications, such as in digital games, art and entertainment, social media, mobile media, virtual and augmented reality, 3D, user-generated content, interactive cinema and digital humanities.

The Visualisation and Interactive Media major considers the multidisciplinary aspects of visualisation and interactive media technologies and explores their application in areas such as medicine, health care, architecture, archaeology, education and business applications.

You will investigate the critical and practical aspects of new technologies, their social and cultural impact on our lives, and the way we work with them now and in the future. You’ll learn to communicate via interactive media and images; present and interact with information graphically; develop mobile applications; digitally re-create cultures lost in the past; create new digital interactive worlds; explore emerging new emerging forms of media; learn management and business aspects of the rapidly changing world of media and its technologies; explore the creative side of interactive visualisations; and explore trends like crowdfunding, Big Data, digital humanities, and 3D from a content/business/technology viewpoint.

Visualisation and interaction specialists are the designers and communicators of digital information with emerging media technologies.

Visualisation and interactive media can be taken as a single major; a minor; or combined with another major from the large range of majors offered in the Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) to complement your studies and prepare you for a career in your chosen field.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Other requirements

By demonstrating your previous experience, aptitude, or qualifications in a portfolio application, you could now gain entry into our courses. Find out more about portfolio entry.

TAFE requirements

 A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Why Visualisation and Interactive Media?

  • There are few career paths today that do not take advantage of new technologies in some way, and that is only going to increase in the future. You might not want to be a designer or code writer, but you will need to know how you can apply these technologies, and how to work with the designers and code writers to achieve the results you want in your own chosen career.

  • An understanding of the role of these new technologies and the way in which they help shape the world in which we live will give you a definite advantage in how you respond to them, how you engage with them, and how you use them to communicate within your own personal social community, and with communities around the world.


Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.