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Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication

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Award granted Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code042684G
Deakin course codeA639

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Media and communication is the world's fastest-growing industry. It is also an area of rapid and continuous technological, political, economic and social change.  Deakin's perspective on the media and communication industry integrates several disciplines and emphasises commonalities of practices and institutions in different sectors of the industry.  This distinctive interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspective underpins a broad mix of subjects, in contrast to the narrow focus of other vocational courses.  Students can choose from a wide range of units that suit their particular interests and units studied in the Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication gain credit in Deakin's Master of Communication. This flexible approach to skill-building is designed to match the dynamic and unpredictable nature of the industry.

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication (A539)

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:
  • 1 credit point of compulsory core unit
  • 3 credit points of Media and Communication units selected from the specified list below
  • 4 credit points of electives selected from the Media and Communication units and/or from the following disciplines

 

See Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) (A748) and Master of Communication (A747) for units available in the disciplines above.

 

Note: Students who complete a specialisation of 4 credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.

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Course structure

Core unit
Trimester 1

ALC706 Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures  


Electives
Not all units are available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online) mode. Please check availability of units.

Trimester 1
ACM717 Television Commercial Production  

ALC705 Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change  

 

Trimester 2

ACM701 Global Media and War  *

ACM718 Documentary Methods and Theory  

ACM733 My Story: Autobiographical and Experimental Video Production  

ALJ724 Law Media and Communication  

ALR732 Research Methods for Contemporary Society  

ALW729 Writing for Communication Media  
 

 

Trimester 1 and trimester 2

ACM723 Unit description is currently unavailable  *

 

*ACM701, ACM723 not offered 2014.  Re-ofered 2015.

 

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