Graduate Diploma in Media Practice

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

The Graduate Diploma in Media Practice focuses on media industry content production, in a rapidly changing, increasingly global context. Areas of study include writing for media, media liaison, broadcast and online journalism, ethical and legal issues in the media, and international media practice.

This course will broaden your written and spoken communication skills, as well as your production skills in print, broadcast and online media. You will also develop a sophisticated understanding of the media industries, audiences and global media environments.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Media Practice provide shorter avenues to update and extend your professional skills, 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 Media Practice requires the satisfactory completion of 6 units of study (36 credit points) (cp), including a minimum of 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

Career opportunities exist for all aspects of journalism, particularly content production for print, radio, television, online and convergent media.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Media Practice 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 Graduate Certificate in Media Practice 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.

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

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.

Additional incidental fees

Additional incidental fees not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.

Annual review

Annual review not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Graduate Diploma in Media Practice.