Learn how the United States, China, the European Union, and the United Nations operate in our global community, and acquire knowledge of key developments within international relations. The Master of International Relations engages with theory, international governance and law, international security, international political economy and international history.
Participate in an international student exchange and study another language to complement your skills. You can transcend theoretical perspectives by applying your expertise in a working environment, such as through an optional internship. Designed to meet your career-oriented goals, your internship can be in international organisations, government, business, media and NGOs.
If you want to open doors in your career in government, the private and NGO sector or academia, the Master of International Relations helps you to understand contemporary issues facing international laws, policies and governance.
Discover the nuanced international politics of climate change, nuclear weapons, genocide, human rights, globalisation, corruption, international trade, and women in global politics. You can train you focus on the Asia-Pacific, Europe, or the Middle East with expert tuition from regional specialists. And there’s always the option to progress to a research higher degree through a minor thesis option.
On graduation from the Master of International Relations, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:
Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:
Become a journalist of the future. The Master of Journalism degree, designed by leading academics and practitioners in news media, builds the skills you need to redefine your profession. Gain a theoretical and practical grounding in issues such as civics, governance, citizenship, the impact of new technologies, social media and new practices, including data journalism. Investigate key concepts that frame recent developments in fields such as media law, management theory, globalisation, health policy, and climate change.
This program bridges study and securing a career in the contemporary media industry. If you’re a journalist or media practitioner looking to update your skills, undertake research or work on a major journalism project under advanced industry standard supervision, while gaining a globally recognised qualification.
Advance your current professional experience and adapt to the changing media landscape, or articulate from an undergraduate degree. Designed to impart the best practices in both traditional and emerging media, the Master of Journalism exposes you to key industry figures including renowned Australian journalists, senior Fairfax editors, former broadcasters and leading experts on media ethics. Apply the theory you learn to a real world internship with a news media organisation, either in Australia or internationally, and complete a journalism project under advanced industry standard supervision.
As a Master of Journalism, expect to advance your career in areas including:
Unearth and connect the shared skills between writer, editor and publisher. With the Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing, you can gain a globally recognised, vocationally viable qualification designed with the changing nature of the publishing industry in mind.
This program has a practical focus aimed at building your knowledge and skill set across a broad spectrum of writing, publishing and editing, including digital writing and publishing, fiction and non‐fiction writing, print production, advanced editing for books and magazines and writing for young adults.
The Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing is for those who currently work in the creative writing, editing and publishing industry, or have recently completed and undergraduate degree. This qualification is for you if you want to build your project management, research and critical thinking in writing, editing and publishing projects, or develop sound knowledge of the commercial impetus of the global publishing industry.
On graduation from the Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:
Today’s media landscape is characterised by unprecedented transformation, not only in Australia, but in all world regions. Traditional media forms are becoming deeply challenged by new digital platforms. Media industries and public sector communications in today’s digital age are operating in an increasingly complex globalised context. Professionals equipped with new skill sets are needed to lead and manage these crucial transformations.
This dynamic Masters course provides you with key insights into the changing transnational contexts of media structures and communication practices and trains you in critical analysis, strategic thinking and audience research skills. You also receive hands‐on training in media writing skills and audio‐visual production.
The Master of Global Communication is designed for those with an awareness of crucial areas of the changes in transnational media communication, and who have a keen interest in learning how to debate and explore these alternative practices. Build on and recreate your approach to contemporary writing and media production in journalism, broadcasting, digital media and professional communications. You can also enrich your experience and career outcomes with an optional overseas exchange semester at a leading international university such as McGill University (Montreal), Humboldt University (Berlin) or Fudan University (Shanghai).
On graduation from the Master of Global Communication, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:
Be part of the merging sectors of marketing and communication by cultivating your future as a professional. The Master of Marketing Communications arms you with disciplinary-specific knowledge and interdisciplinary expertise that gives you the adaptive capabilities to thrive in this ever-changing profession.
As vocational program with an internship option, the Master of Marketing Communications integrates your skills in the marketing and communications disciplines by teaching you how to adapt to the changing industry of the digital age. Graduates emerge as creative and reflective practitioners equipped to face dynamic industry challenges with practical skills in content marketing, advertising, public relations and strategic communications.
Developed with industry experts, this program is co-taught by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Melbourne Business School.
Designed for those with a keen analysis of emerging technology and their impact on modern marketing and communications. If you want to understand theory and practice, the Master of Marketing Communications will teach you how to address opportunities across Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the world. Explore cross-cultural communication and develop a range of professional skills, such as report writing, budgetary expertise and strategic leadership. Utilise your knowledge through a practical internship or group-based capstone experience, or conceptualise, plan and execute an independent, research project.
With a Master of Marketing Communications, you can enter professional fields including:
With 5–10 years’ experience, you can expect to progress to roles such as:
The Master of International Journalism combines an emphasis on key skills - newsgathering and newswriting, video, audio, digital and social media production – with an international outlook on how different media operate in different cultures and markets. It also focuses on particular areas where a transnational perspective and knowledge is important, such as business and finance journalism.
The degree supports understanding of the different expectations, pressures and opportunities of journalism in different industry, regulatory and cultural environments, and is particularly tailored for students from an international background.
It prepares graduates to be confident and knowledgeable practitioners in a diverse and rapidly changing international field of practice, while equipping them with the skills to successfully operate in the fast-changing environment of digital journalism.
The Master of International Journalism provides perspectives and skills that will enable students to work in international environments, and will support international students who are interested in undertaking a degree that could enable them to practice as journalists in their home countries. Here, it differs in emphasis from the Master of Journalism, which focuses on equipping students with writing and presentation skills for Australian and other English-speaking industry settings.
A Master of International Journalism readies you for work in professional fields including:
Join and contribute to an industry that’s successfully orienting itself around the challenge of digital media. Though the Master of Publishing and Communications you can discover new business models and an expanded digital footprint in areas such as eBooks and apps.
This program successfully anticipated the developments in the publishing industry and incorporates a digitally focused and internationally oriented curriculum closely connected to the latest publishing practices.
The Master of Publishing and Communications furnishes you with the transferable skills you need to build your publishing career, including editorial, marketing, copywriting, commissioning, business and production skills for print and digital media.
If you want to develop a contemporary understanding of publishing practices and technologies, as well as how to apply your knowledge, the Master of Publishing and Communications solves these problems through hands‐on subjects in editing, production, marketing, new media and business communications. You can acquire advanced skills in editing, researching, writing and thinking critically about challenges facing the publishing and communications industries. Build a detailed and practical knowledge of effective communications strategies in business and professional contexts. And apply your skills and knowledge through an optional internship placement.
On graduation from the Master of Publishing and Communications, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:
In your first year you are introduced to facets of motion picture production within your chosen specialisation, in second year you assume responsibility for the creative and technical production of a major project at a professional level.
The Graduate Diploma of Film and Television is an exit qualification for students who have successfully completed the first 100 points of the course. Applicants holding a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television, or equivalent, may apply for direct entry to Year 2 of the equivalent stream within the course.
This course can be undertaken in one of two specialised direction streams:
If you have an enquiring mind and a highly visual outlook then documentary filmmaking is an inspired choice of profession. Documentary at the VCA will challenge you to create critically reflective films that capture a distinct place and time in our society.
The Narrative specialisation emphasises the screenwriting, direction and editing of narrative film and television. You are encouraged to be innovative and experimental, explore ideas and develop the expertise to express them to an audience through a visual medium.
The Master of Producing is a practice-based graduate coursework degree that focuses on the creative and business aspects of being a successful producer in the film, television and allied industries.
Producers are the managers of film and television projects. This includes the creative aspects of script development and analysis, and the development of your own work as well as the business aspect of the industry including; organising film schedules, budgets, distribution, and management of film shoots and raising funding from private and public sources.
Producers at the VCA work on undergraduate and graduate films in animation, narrative and documentary developing practical skills and building networks with other students – building a network that will assist you throughout your career.