Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication (R5Y)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Making her mark at Mona

Eleanor Robb discovered a passion for media and film related subjects at university. Combined with a passion for the creative arts, she landed her dream job at Mona.

Study Strategic Communication at the University of Tasmania’s Media School to give you the knowledge and skills required to become an independent and entrepreneurial communicator.

Our new course has been developed to meet the complexity and dynamism of an ever increasingly digital and global communication environment. Jobs requiring communication skills are growing fast with employers demanding advanced analytical skills and professional-level communications expertise.

In response, our degrees offer a unique pathway for students coming from undergraduate study or professional roles in the sciences, arts or business to tailor their education.

Designed for those wanting to promote and implement change across a range of social, environment, political and business settings, these courses will help you to develop advanced analytical skills and professional-level communications expertise to applied ‘real-world’ situations.

Take advantage of the Media School’s strong reputation in Media research and unparallel access to industry partners across Tasmania through a choice of three targeted specialisations: Science Communication, Public Relations or Arts and Cultural Events.

Be taught by leading researchers and lecturers, who possess a broad range of industry experience in a state-of-the-art contemporary Media School supported by equipment and technical know-how.

  1. Critically analyse one or more media texts, practice, industries and audiences from a theoretical perspective, showing awareness of local, global contexts
  2. Communicate effectively and ethically across one or more media platforms, showing advanced abilities in at least one area of media production and/or the ability to communicate scholarly ideas in a meaningful way
  3. Design and produce media content with initiative and judgement to an advanced standard and respond to a changing and dynamic media environment
  4. Evaluate and reflect on one’s professional and research development

Course structure

Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication requires 50 credit points including;

  • a core unit of 25 credit points
  • a specialisation of 25 credit points chosen from;
    1. Science Communication
    2. Arts, Events and Culture
    3. Public Relations

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

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

Arts, Events and Culture

Festivals and other cultural events increasing contribute to the culture and economy of towns and cities around the world. In Hobart, our vibrant art and cultural calendar includes MOFO and Dark MOFO, Ten Days on the Island, and the Falls…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Science Communication

This unit explores the relationship between contemporary communications technologies and practices, and social and environmental change. Students will develop their understanding of, and practical skills in, the use of media for advocating for change. Students will examine the communication and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

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

Public Relations

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 1

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

Entry requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate requires a bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication are eligible to enter the Graduate Diploma or Master's degree with full credit.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $15,450 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,900 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

How can we help?

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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