Graduate Diploma of Communication

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Communication
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

Trimester 1 (March), Trimester 2 (July), Trimester 3 (November)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100
artsed@deakin.edu.au

Cloud (online) 
Tel 03 5227 1359
artsed@deakin.edu.au  

CRICOS course code084026F
Deakin course code A639

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Study technological, political, economic, and social change in the communications and media industry. Apply for a Graduate Diploma of Communication today.

Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Communication offers a distinctive interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary mix of subjects in Digital Media, Public Relations, Journalism, Television Production and Visual Communication Design, matching the dynamic and ever-changing contemporary media industries.

You can choose from a wide range of units that suit your particular interests to gain professional knowledge in media and cognate disciplines and, further enhance your research, analytical and communication skills.

The Graduate Diploma of Communication, which will also give you credits towards Deakin’s Master of Communication, uses a flexible approach to skill-building to provide you a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving job market.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire advanced knowledge and skills in professional communication

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of, and specialist skills in the application of contemporary communication methods in professional and scholarly contexts

Communication

Use advanced cognitive and technical skills in communicating ideas, problems and arguments in a variety of modes across a range professional communication contexts

Digital literacy

Acquire specialist skills in generic and specific digital technologies used to address a range of communication needs in professional contexts and for diverse audiences within and outside the communications industry

Critical thinking

Acquire advanced cognitive skills in the analysis and critical evaluation of communications theory and its application in professional practice and scholarship

Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate complex ideas, develop appropriate methodologies and communicate conclusions in professional communication and scholarly contexts

Problem solving

Use advanced cognitive skills in communications to identify, investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems and concepts and develop creative solutions in professional practice and scholarly contexts 

Self-management

Employ autonomy, accountability and initiative in responding creatively to new situations in professional contexts 

Teamwork

Demonstrate initiative and accountability in working and learning collaboratively in professional communications practice and scholarly contexts

Global citizenship

Acquire advanced understanding of, and the ability to reflect on issues in communications in both domestic and global contexts as a scholar and in professional practice, taking into consideration cultural and socio-economic diversity, social and environmental responsibility and the application of the highest ethical standards

Approved by Faculty Board May 2014

 

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Communication, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study which must be drawn from at least 3 or more of the following areas of study: Digital Media, Journalism, Public Relations, Television Production or Visual Communication Design. 

Course structure

Digital Media

ACC717Law, Media and Communication

ACG706Designing for Web Environments

ACI700Introduction to Digital Photography

ALC708Blogging and Online Communication Techniques

ALC701Social Media Principles and Practices

ALC702Making Online Communities

ALC703Digital Curation

ALR703Digital Marketing

Journalism

ALJ710Multimedia Journalism

ALJ721International News

ALJ722Investigative and Narrative Journalism

ALJ728Feature Writing

ALJ729Newsroom Practice

ALJ712Broadcast Journalism

ALJ713Journalism Portfolio

Public Relations

ACC717Law, Media and Communication

ALR700Public Relations Campaigns

ALR701Public Relations Writing and Tactics

ALR704Reputation Management: Crisis, Risk and Responsibility

ALR710Marketing Communication

ALR718Public Relations, Activism and Social Change

ALR731Public Relations Theory and Practice

ALR782Public Affairs and Opinion Formation

Television Production

ACC717Law, Media and Communication

ACF700Writing with the Camera

ACF701Television Studio Production

ACF702Television Commercial Production

ACF703Fractured TV: Audiences, Formats, Technology and Regulation

ACF704Talking Heads: Personality and Persona On Screen

ACF705Documentary Production Practice

Visual Communication Design

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project

ACG702Digital Publishing

ACG703Design and Digital Skills

ACG706Designing for Web Environments

ACG708Design Thinking and Problem Solving

ACG709Strategic Branding and Design

ACI700Introduction to Digital Photography

ALR733Advertising Theory and Practice

Entry requirements - general

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent; or 5 years relevant professional experience within the last 10 years.

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.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

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.

How to apply

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Communication (A539)