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Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$19,550* - 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.

CRICOS course code042684G
Deakin course code A639

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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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.

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.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2014 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit 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 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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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 Diploma of Media and Communication applicants require:

 

  • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

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

Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication (A539)
 

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