Graduate Diploma of Journalism, Media and Communications (R6I)

Overview  2017

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Winter school, Spring school

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Duration
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course code
CRICOS: 066763M
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
This course is offered on a full fee paying basis with fees established per unit enrolled. 

The postgraduate coursework program in Journalism, Media and Communications aims to produce expert, independent and entrepreneurial communicators. Designed for those wanting to promote and implement change across a range of social, environmental, political and business settings, the course helps you to develop advanced analytical and critical skills and professional-level communications expertise. You will learn to communicate in writing and visually to an advanced level, develop knowledge of the strategic and political communications fields and media industries, and produce and engage with traditional and emerging media platforms and practices.

Enrolment in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma is available from semester 2, 2014, and (subject to approval) in a one-year or two-year Masters from semester 1, 2015. You are able to articulate from a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma into a Masters course, dependent on satisfactory completion of studies.

The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and two-year Masters are designed for students who wish to build on bachelor degrees in any field including, but not limited to, science, health, social work, arts, business or law to become professional and effective communications specialists. The one-year Masters is designed for a) graduates with significant relevant industry experience who wish to update and enhance their skills in media and communications, while also undertaking a period of sustained research or creative practice on a related topic, and b) graduates of an honours degree in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent, who wish to pursue further professional-focused study.

Students may be able to complete an internship, including with NGOs, arts and community groups, development organisations, public relations and political consultants, and science and health institutions.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to produce creative and effective media and communications, working independently and within related industries.

Career outcomes

Work in media and communications and related industries, including in public relations, environmental and science communications, political, corporate and government communications, development organisations, health institutions, arts and community groups, freelance and news journalism.

A full list of career outcomes can be found on the study area overview page

Course structure

Students must complete 100% of coursework units from the schedule.

This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of contemporary issues in journalism, media and communications from various international perspectives, together with an awareness of the social and political contexts of traditional and new media. Three issues will be covered in…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit offers students the opportunity to examine in-depth a topic in journalism, media and communications by undertaking supervised research. Students meet regularly with a supervisor throughout the semester. Approval of the Course Coordinator is required to enrol in this…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the relationship between contemporary communications technologies and practices, and social and environmental change. Students will develop skills in the use of emerging media, particularly social and other forms of online media. They will examine the communication and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores how to use theoretical material from media studies in a practical setting. Students will work on an individual or group project of their design in consultation with staff members. The theoretical foundations of this unit will vary…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit equips students to produce content and tell stories across multiple media platforms. A range of digital tools, delivery options and conceptual approaches will be explored as students design, research and produce media content. Academic and technical staff with…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the practical skills of media writing. It is intended to provide students with a strong foundation for participation in the media industry in a variety of forms. A fundamental appreciation of language will enhance writing…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are introduced to specialised skills required to produce investigative journalism. Students will gain a deeper knowledge of how to access information, using tools which will enable them to understand how to interpret, for example, financial and public records, and…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Media engagement is a central component of contemporary communications strategies. The unit provides contexts for historical and current media and public relations practice. Students are equipped to interact professionally with the media, to set clear communications goals and strategies, and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will engage practically with a range of screen documentary styles exploring documentary film, television and online media. Building on basic broadcast and web skills, this unit will allow students to develop their technical and journalistic skills through the production…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will introduce students to the skills required to produce a radio documentary. Students will be introduced to radio theory and the radio industry. There will be an emphasis on scripting, appreciation of the nuances of sound recording and…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will undertake an internship of no less than ten days with an industry provider to gain work-place experience. They will critically analyse a relevant industry or industry-related problem. To be accepted into this unit students are…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in the area of journalism, media and communications.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit combines creative practice with business acumen to help students become independent, innovative and successful media and communications practitioners working across a range of industries and platforms. Offered as an intensive face-to-face week in Hobart supported by online activities,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree or equivalent

Graduate Certificate in Journalism, Media and Communications

Master of Journalism, Media and Communications; PhD

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $28,000 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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