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Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year part time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2014$20,310/0.5 EFTSL-$10155* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9244 6007

or 03 9251 7071 
artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

 

Course Director

Nina Weerakkody, +61 3 522 71340, nina.weerakkody@deakin.edu.au

 

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code A539

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 Certificate and 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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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:
  • 1 credit point of a compulsory core unit; and
  • 3 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below

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Course structure

Core unit


Trimester 1

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


Electives
Note: Not all units are available at Burwood (Melbourne) and 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-offered 2015.

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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication applicants require:

  • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent; or
  • extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

 

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication and the Masters of Communication comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication will lead to entry into either the Graduate Diploma Media and Communication or the Master of Communication with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication or equivalent will lead to entry into the Master of Communication with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

 

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