Media Practice

Coursework

The Master of Media Practice degree teaches the critical thinking and practical skills that contemporary media employers look for in graduates. It builds and nurtures each student’s capacity for professional excellence and leadership in digital media work. The curriculum combines core media units with diverse multi-disciplinary electives; the industry internship capstone unit offers an opportunity to gain valuable work experience before graduation. The four key areas of study are news writing, media law and ethics, international media practice, and social media communication.

Our pedagogy is student-centred and culturally inclusive. Teaching and learning activities integrate disciplinary knowledge acquisition with professional skills training. High-end computer labs and audio-visual equipment support development of the technical know-how needed for digital content creation across all platforms. Electives include audio design, interviewing, online journalism, podcasting, and video production.

Assessment tasks typically test conceptual media production skills and/or disciplinary expertise and understanding, using written, spoken and visual communication. Fresh, thoughtful student journalism is published online, via the Salience blog, providing compelling evidence of students’ wide-ranging interests and innovative, culturally competent, media-savvy, and socially inclusive media work.

At the master’s level, career readiness is offered for positions in multiplatform journalism, content editing, social media, podcasting and audio design, television and video production as well as freelancing. The graduate diploma and graduate certificate courses provide shorter avenues to explore new career directions or to update and extend your professional skills.


See also: Digital Communication and Cultures, Health Communication, Publishing, Strategic Public Relations.

Awards and requirements

Please refer to the course rules in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.

Master of Media Practice
Candidates for the Master of Media Practice are required to complete 72 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum of 42 credit points from elective units of study
  • at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study


Graduate Diploma in Media Practice
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Media Practice are required to complete 48 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum 24 credit points from elective units of study


Graduate Certificate in Media Practice
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Media Practice are required to complete 24 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.


Candidates who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements in accordance with the table below.

Level of prior learning Full-time duration Credit points to complete
AQF Level 7 eg. a bachelor's degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law 1.5 years 72
Relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate 1 year 48
AQF Level 8 eg. Honours in a relevant discipline 1 year 48

 

Contacts and further information

Contact details can be found on these websites:

Department of Media and Communications
School of Literature, Art and Media