Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Associate Professor Ingrid Volkmer
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The Master of Global Media Communication (MGMC) equips graduates to work in media and communication sectors as well as across a broad range of professional domains, including government, corporate and NGO sectors, in which communication skills and knowledge of media platforms and strategies provide a key competitive advantage.
In the contemporary globalised world, knowledge of the changing landscape of media industries, production pathways, and a critical understanding of social and economic transformations are vital professional attributes.
Students undertaking the course will acquire a deep and critically informed understanding of how media industries, policies, technologies and formats are implicated in contemporary social and economic life. They have the opportunity to build knowledge relating to key areas, such as journalism, public relations and communications advocacy, and skills in audiovisual media production and media writing.
Students can opt to do an industry internship as part of their masters degree. MGMC students also have the opportunity to undertake a research thesis that can provide a pathway to PhD study.
Students who complete the Master of Global Media Communication should:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
200 point program
Duration: 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
The Master of Global Media Communication 200 point program requires:
First 100 points
Coursework Only Option:
150 point program
Duration 1.5 years full-time / up to 3 years part-time
The Master of Global Media Communication 150 point program requires:
100 point program
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
The Master of Global Media Communication 100 point program requires:
Coursework Only Option:
Minor Thesis Option:
Please note the following:
Students who undertake the thesis option are not eligible to also undertake the Internship (25 points).
All students are required to complete the Capstone Requirement for the program (at least 25 points). Students must complete one capstone option -
Capstone Stream 1: MULT90019 Internship II (Placement & Research) (25 points)
Purpose: An opportunity to apply knowledge and research skills to solve problems that arise in professional contexts and develop an integrated understanding of knowledge, research and practice
Capstone Stream 2: MECM90012 Media and Communication Thesis (37.5 points)
Purpose: An opportunity to integrate knowledge and research skills to address a research question
Capstone Stream 3: PUBL90012 Practicum (25 points)
Purpose: An opportunity to apply knowledge and research skills to develop an integrated understanding of knowledge, research and practice within a professional context
Capstone Streams 4 - 9: MECM90020 Global Media: Theory and Research and MECM50001 Political Economy of the Network Society or MECM90002 Global Media Governance and Policy or MECM90003 Mobility, Culture and Communication or MECM90009 Global Crisis Reporting or MECM90016 Representation and Advocacy or MECM90017 Media Writing: Rhetoric and Practice (12.5 + 12.5 = 25 points)
Purpose: Multiple opportunities to acquire research methods skills and integrate knowledge and research skills to address a research question, project or substantial piece of work
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• an undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent.
Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
• prior academic performance; and
• relevance of previous studies.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 50 points of credit:
• a honours degree in any discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent; or
• an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent, and at least one year of documented, relevant work experience. • an undergraduate degree in any discipline, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Arts (Media and Communications) with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent.
Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 100 points of credit:
• an honours degree in a cognate discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent; or
• an undergraduate degree, and an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communications) with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent; or
• an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent, and at least two years of documented, relevant work experience.
Applicants seeking credit for relevant work experience must document their experience with a brief curriculum vitae detailing the experience, contact details of two referees who can confirm the authenticity and nature of the experience claimed, and a covering letter that explains how the experience is relevant to the program and prepares them for it.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
|Further Study:|| |
Students who complete the minor thesis may be eligible to enter the PhD.
Graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary for advanced critical analysis, strategic management, problem-solving and policy making in media-related organisations, including the skills to:
Students who complete this course should develop a number of generic skills that should help them with future study and employment. Students will enhance their skills in:
|Links to further information:||http://www.culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/|
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