Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication

Course summary for current students


2015 course information

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online)

Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code042684G
Deakin course codeA639

Pipelining course from 2015.

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.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Communication (A539)

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

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


Children's Literature


Literary Studies

Media and Communication

Professional Writing

Public Relations

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.

Course structure

Core unit

ALC706Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures (not offered 2015)


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

ACF702Television Commercial Production

ACM701Global Media and War

ALC705Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change (not offered 2015)

ACF705Documentary Production Practice

ACC717Law, Media and Communication (Formerly ALJ724)

ALR732Research Methods for Contemporary Society (Final year of offer 2015)

ALW729Writing for Communication Media