Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture and Communication supports career advancement by updating knowledge, skills and qualifications in the expanding cultural field of digital technologies.

This program improves your capacity for conceptualising and critiquing projects in digital media. You will write in professional, creative and academic genres for circulation and publication. Graduates have a richer historical understanding of new media and greater digital literacy.

Core units cover key themes in digital cultures, including transformations in knowledge practices; social media and networking; digital power and regulation; games and mobile media; and new media cultures and new media arts.

Students choose from a selection of electives from several faculties, allowing them the opportunity to expand skills and extend specialties.

Graduates expand their employment opportunities across the many fields where digital technologies are having dramatic economic and cultural impacts. The Digital Communication and Culture program is designed for professionals who want to work in fields such as corporate and creative industries, education, media, marketing, publishing, government and entertainment.

Please note: The units of study listed below are subject to change and are to be used as a guide only.

Units of study

Further course information

Study plan

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture requires the satisfactory completion of 4 units of study (24 credit points) (cp), including 2 core units of study (12cp). Other units of study are normally chosen from the list of approved electives, or undertaken in a relevant or related field, subject to the approval of the academic coordinator.

Graduate opportunities

Digital Communication and Culture suits people in creative, strategic and project management roles in the industries where changes in information and communication technologies are having the most dramatic impact. These industries are diverse, from traditional media, the public sector, advertising, education, museums, culture, entertainment, web, telecommunications, IT and games. The courses will be particularly valuable for professionals moving into the emerging content, services and leadership roles opening up in broadband, mobile telecommunications and computer entertainment. Professionals who wish to move into a leadership role in any of these fields would benefit greatly from these programs.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture requires:

(a) a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution, with a major in a relevant subject area in the humanities or social sciences; or

(b) equivalent professional experience in a relevant field.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, apply through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - click on the 'Apply now' icon on this page to proceed with your application.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply:
(i) directly to the University via the International Office. Further information on applications and English language requirements and support services for international students is available on the International Office website; or

(ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.