Today’s media landscape is characterised by unprecedented transformation, not only in Australia, but in all world regions. Traditional media forms are becoming deeply challenged by new digital platforms. Media industries and public sector communications in today’s digital age are operating in an increasingly complex globalised context. Professionals equipped with new skill sets are needed to lead and manage these crucial transformations.
This dynamic Masters course not only provides you with key insights into the changing transnational contexts of media structures and communication practices, but also trains you in critical analysis, strategic thinking and audience research skills. You will also receive hands‐on training in media writing skills and audio‐visual production.
100 point program
1 year full-time
an honours degree in a cognate discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent; or
an undergraduate degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communications) with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent; or
an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent, and at least two years of documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent.
150 point program
1.5 years full-time
an honours degree in any discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent; or
an undergraduate degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Media and Communications) with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent; or
an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent, and at least one year of documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent.
200 point program
2 years full-time
an undergraduate degree with at least H2B (70%) average, or equivalent.
Build contemporary writing and media production skills for careers in journalism, broadcasting, digital media and professional communications.
Develop your awareness of crucial areas of the changes in transnational media communication and learn to debate and explore alternative practices
Learn methods and methodologies of media and communication research techniques.
Enrich your course experience with an optional overseas exchange semester at a leading international university such as New York University (USA), Humboldt University (Berlin) or Fudan University (Shanghai).
Put your skills and knowledge into practice with an optional internship placement, or pursue supervised research with a thesis.
The Master of Global Media Communication degree usually comprises a 200-point course, however you may be eligible to earn your degree with 100 or 150 points depending on previous studies and experience. You can undertake the program full-time.
As well as the sample plans shown below, you can also visit the course handbook for more information, including a full list of subjects.
Researching Audiences and Reception
Public Relations and Communications
Writing for the Media
Cultural Policy and Power
Change in Journalism
Human Rights in Southeast Asia
Media Convergence and Digital Culture
Political Economy of the Network Society
Mobility, Culture and Communication
Representation and Advocacy
Global Crisis Reporting
Global Media Governance
Rethinking Rights and Global Development
Public Relations Account Executive
Media and Communications Officer
Account Executive Journalist
Digital Marketing Officer
Social Media Coordinator
Freelance Writer & Broadcaster
Media Brand & Communications Officer
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