Media Practice

Coursework

The Media Practice degrees focus on media industry content production in the dynamic, digital, and increasingly global field of media and communications. Areas of study include writing for media, media liaison, video production, audio design and podcasting, social media communication, media law and ethics, issues in global and digital media, and international media practice. This course will broaden your written, spoken and visual communication skills, as well as your conceptual media production skills for diverse media platforms. You will also develop a sophisticated understanding of the media industries, policy and regulatory settings, audiences, labour market dynamics and global trends.

At the master’s level, career readiness is offered for positions in journalism, particularly conceptual media content production for legacy, online and convergent media. The master’s degree elective internship unit offers 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, Social Media Communication, The Interview; Online Journalism; and Podcasting.


See also: Health Communication, Publishing, Strategic Public Relations, Digital Communication and Cultures.

Awards and requirements

Please refer to the Course Rules in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.

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

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


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.

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

 

Contact

Department of Media and Communications website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/media_communications/

School of Literature, Art and Media website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/slam/

Degree Coordinator: Dr Penny O'Donnell
Phone: +61 2 9351 3896
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