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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)
Length1 year part time
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359



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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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  

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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