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.

Amid the media industry’s unprecedented state of flux, media practitioners are increasingly expected to operate across platforms, generating content for increasingly fragmented and global audiences. The Graduate Diploma in Media Practice prepares you for entry into this dynamic industry through core units in media writing, media liaison, broadcast and online journalism, ethical and legal issues in the media, and international media practice.

Offering a rare mix of media production, media relations, cultural studies and digital cultures units of study, our program will train you with the knowledge, understanding and expertise to become an innovator in rapidly transforming media industries.

Our graduates are equipped with multi-purpose and highly developed skills in written and spoken communication, as well as production capabilities in print, broadcast and online media. You will also develop a sophisticated understanding of media industries, audiences and global media environments and have the opportunity to develop an understanding of digital cultures, internet governance and new media publishing.

The Graduate Diploma in Media Practice is aimed at students who wish to embark upon, or already occupy, career positions in media or in other organisations where an in-depth understanding of media and communications industry practices would enhance their professional prospects.

Career readiness is offered for all aspects of journalism and communications, particularly content production for print, radio, television, online and convergent media.

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

Further course information

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.

Graduate opportunities

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

The course is designed for graduates who wish to commence or already occupy career positions in media or organisations where a tertiary qualification ie media and communications would significantly enhance their professional ambitions and prospects. Career opportunities exist for all aspects of journalism, particularly content production for print, radio, television and online media.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Media Practice requires:

(a) a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (60%) average, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or

(b) completion of the Graduate Certificate in Media Practice with a minimum credit (65%) 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

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Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

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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

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.