Media Practice

Coursework

The Media Practice degrees focus on media industry content production in the dynamic and increasingly global field of media and communications. 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 before graduation. The graduate diploma and graduate certificate courses provide shorter avenues to update and extend your professional skills, or to explore new career directions. 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, Digital Cultures

Contact
Department website: sydney.edu.au/arts/media_communications/

Dr Tim Dwyer
Phone: + 61 2 9036 5058
Email:

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:

  • a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Media Practice
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Media Practice are required to complete 48 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum 24 credit points from elective units of study

Master of Media Practice
Candidates for the Master of Media Practice are required to complete 72 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum of 42 credit points from elective units of study
  • at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study

Candidates who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements in accordance with the table below.

Level of prior learning Full-time duration Credit points to complete
AQF Level 7 eg. a bachelor's degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law 1.5 years 72
Relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate 1 year 48
AQF Level 8 eg. Honours in a relevant discipline 1 year 48