Graduate Diploma 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.

Recent advances in digital media have seen many changes in workplaces, creative practices and everyday life. The Master of Digital Communication and Culture equips graduates with a critical awareness of the latest developments in internet platforms, social media, research tools, digital audiences, mobile media, online governance, cross-media creativity and games. Informed by critical humanities literature in digital cultures, the core of the course is uniquely focused on cultural practices and new media change.

When you enrol in this course, you can take four or five of the core Digital Cultures units of study – Digital Research and Publishing; Internet Cultures and Governance; New Media Audiences; Network Society and Mobile Media and Games.

Beyond the core units, there are many ways that you can customise your learning experience by selecting from a wide range of relevant electives from Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney College of the Arts, Interactive Design and Electronic Arts and IT.
The graduate diploma and graduate certificate both provide shorter avenues to update and extend an understanding of digital media, or to explore new career directions.

Course outline

For an up-to-date list of units of study for this degree, please refer to the online postgraduate handbook.

Study plan


The Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture requires the satisfactory completion of 6 units of study (36 credit points) (cp), including a minimum 3 core or compulsory units of study (18cp). 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.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Digital Communication and Culture suits people in creative, strategic and project management roles in industries where changes in information and communication technologies are having the most dramatic impact. These industries are diverse, and include traditional media, the public sector, advertising, education, museums, culture, entertainment, web, telecommunications, IT and games. This program is particularly valuable for professionals moving into the emerging content, services and leadership roles opening up in broadband, mobile telecommunications and computer entertainment.

Admission

Admission requirements

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

(a) a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 60 percent average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification or

(b) completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture with a minimum credit (65 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification.

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.

Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.

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).

Note: International students are required to enrol on a full-time basis.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

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Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

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Additional incidental fees

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Potential for inaccuracy

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International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

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Annual review

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Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture.