The Media Practice degrees focus 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. Career readiness is offered for all aspects of journalism, particularly content production for print, radio, television, online and convergent media. The Master’s degree elective internship unit offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience prior to graduation. The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate courses provide shorter avenues to update and extend your professional skills, or to explore new career directions. Some of the units of study available in these degrees include: News Writing; Dealing with the Media; Online Journalism; and Writing Features.
See also: Health Communication, Publishing, Strategic Public Relations
Department website: sydney.edu.au/arts/media_communications/
Dr Fiona Giles
Phone: + 61 2 9036 6272
Awards and Requirements
Please refer to the degree resolutions in this Handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses. sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts_PG/coursework/masters/media_practice.shtml
Graduate Certificate in Media Practice
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Media Practice are required to complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.
Graduate Diploma in Media Practice
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Media Practice are required to complete 36 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.
Master of Media Practice
Candidates for the Master of Media Practice are required to complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.