Graduate Diploma in Arts - Media and Communications

Major/Minor/Specialisation !D22-AA-SPC+1037 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Jennifer Beckett




Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts should:

  • be able to develop a comprehensive overview of the media's place in today's society, economy and culture, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region;
  • be provided with the fundamental written communication skills required by successful journalists and other media professionals;
  • be helped to achieve an understanding of new communication technologies and their impact on the fast changing global media environment;
  • be trained to think across media - a skill of increasing importance for the next generation of media professionals and media researchers;
  • be helped to appreciate the value of an international and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Media and Communications.

Learning Outcomes:

See program objectives

Structure & Available Subjects:

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

The Graduate Diploma in Arts in this area of specialisation requires:

  • two compulsory subjects (25 points)
  • six elective subjects (75 points)

Total 100 points

Please note: four of the elective subjects need to be from Level 3.

Subject Options:

Compulsory Subjects

2 compulsory subjects (25 points)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Elective Subjects

6 elective subjects (75 points)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Semester 1
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Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Arts

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