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Unprecedented change in communications and media content, forms, technology and policy in the last decade has wide-ranging implications for business, politics, public administration and everyday life. Read more
Unprecedented change in communications and media content, forms, technology and policy in the last decade has wide-ranging implications for business, politics, public administration and everyday life. The Master of Communications and Media Studies builds your understanding of changing global contexts of media and communication practices. You will gain a critically informed understanding of key issues affecting the global communications industry focusing on the challenges posed by the emergence of digital media, globalisation and increasing levels of cross-cultural exchange. Industry engagement through guest speakers, internships, and opportunities for site visits in Australia and abroad will enhance your knowledge and professional competency.

As the most established program of its type in Australia, the Master of Communications and Media Studies has built up a long record of success. Ranked No.19 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2014, the program draws strongly on specialist expertise and focuses on fostering industry ready graduates.

The course is particularly relevant to those employed or seeking employment in communications and media industries (for instance, electronic journalism, policy formulation, public relations, or tourism marketing), as well as those who wish to expand their expertise for teaching purposes or further study.

You will be introduced to the latest developments and research in communications and media – including in social and online media – always with a view to "real world" application. Study units feature guest professional speakers in conjunction with industry focussed field trips to media outlets in Sydney, Melbourne and Shanghai.

In the Master of Communications and Media Studies course, you will have the opportunity to undertake industry internships in Australia and overseas. For example, students in our program have recently completed internships with the United Nations in New York and with Shandong Television in China.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/communications-and-media-studies-a6003?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Foundations for advanced communications and media studies, Part B. Core Master's study and Part C. Advanced expertise. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part C or a combination of the two.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

PART A. Foundations for advanced communications and media studies
These studies will introduce you to communications and media studies at advanced undergraduate or graduate level. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in a cognate field.

PART B. Core Master's study
These studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of communications and media studies practice and research to further your understanding of communications and media systems both locally and globally. Studies focus on the challenges posed by the emergence of digital media, globalisation and increasing levels of cross-cultural exchange.

PART C. Advanced expertise
The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. You have two options.

The first option is a program of coursework study where you select the units to suit your own interests. This option includes the opportunity to undertake an internship in the field.

The second option is a 24 point research thesis. Students wishing to use this Masters course as a pathway to a higher degree by research should take this second option.

Students admitted to the course, who have a recognised honours degree in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences, will receive credit for Part C, however, should they wish to complete a 24 point research project as part of the course they should consult with the course coordinator.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/arts

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/communications-and-media-studies-a6003?domestic=true#making-the-application

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This program is available for students interested in beginning studies in 2016. Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster, or improve your knowledge, a Monash postgraduate degree can give you a distinct advantage. Read more
This program is available for students interested in beginning studies in 2016.

Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster, or improve your knowledge, a Monash postgraduate degree can give you a distinct advantage.

The Master of Multimedia Design has been developed for students seeking skills in multimedia and screen-based design, from motion graphics to digital publishing. In a mix of studio classes and lectures, students learn to balance creative expression with practical professional skills. They deliver projects to briefs, using industry standard software and with the guidance of expert designers. In the final semester students complete a major, self-directed project.

Students with no design background will find the Master of Multimedia Design a valuable pathway to a career in design. Students with previous design experience will have the opportunity to develop skills in emerging technologies and push the boundaries of their design practice.

Students can develop skills in:

- Motion graphics and 3D animation
- Web design
- Digital audio and video production
- Interface design
- Digital publishing
- App and tablet design
- Digital imaging
- Responsive design
- Information design and information architecture
- Interactivity
- Digital brand campaigns
- Experience design

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/multimedia-design-3105?domestic=true

Career opportunities

The flexible Master of Multimedia Design enables students to choose units and projects that meet their career goals, so graduates can be suited to a range of roles. They may work as multimedia consultants, designers, animators or audio and video producers. Graduates can work for a range of organisations including IT companies, government departments and cultural organisations, or they may choose to freelance.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/design-and-architecture

ABOUT MADA

Welcome to Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA)
MADA is a multi award-winning community of artists, designers and architects working together to create a better future for individuals and communities around Australia and the world.
We’re part of Monash University, the largest university in Australia, and among the most highly regarded in the world. Monash is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities in Australia.

Located at the Caulfield campus of Monash University, our vibrant community of students, academics, researchers and staff generates creative activity at the highest level and is at the forefront of education in the creative arts, architecture, and design disciplines.
As a student with us, you’ll customise your studies from an incredible range of options – single degrees, double degrees and electives from across MADA and the rest of Monash – so you can become the creative professional you want to be.
And as a Monash graduate, you’ll have a strong sense of purpose, a global outlook, and the skills and confidence to make positive change to your own life, and to the lives of those around you.
As long as you have the drive to pursue, question and achieve, we’ll help you get there.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/multimedia-design-3105?domestic=true#making-the-application

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University of Melbourne Masters Programmes
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Overview. 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. Read more

Overview

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.

Who is it for?

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.

Where will it take me?

On graduation from the Master of International Relations, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:

  • Policy advisor and analyst
  • Advocacy coordinator
  • Business development and project coordinator
  • Welfare officer.

Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • The European Commission
  • The Age.


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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. Read more

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.


WHO IS IT FOR?

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.


WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

As a Master of Journalism, expect to advance your career in areas including:

  • Broadcast, print and digital journalism
  • Corporate communications
  • Media advocacy
  • Mobile and social media
  • Public relations.


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University of Melbourne Masters Programmes
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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. Read more

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.

WHO IS IT FOR?

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.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

On graduation from the Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:

  • Book publishing
  • Freelance writing
  • Journalism
  • Print production
  • Technical writing
  • Writing and editing for digital media


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University of Melbourne Masters Programmes
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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. Read more

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.

WHO IS IT FOR?

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).

WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME? 

On graduation from the Master of Global Communication, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:

  • Public relations
  • Advocacy
  • Media and communications
  • Writing and editing for print and digital
  • Digital marketing and social media
  • Project management and corporate services.


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University of Melbourne Masters Programmes
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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. Read more

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.

WHO’S IT FOR?

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.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

With a Master of Marketing Communications, you can enter professional fields including:

  • Content marketing and advertising
  • External relations
  • Public relations
  • Social media coordination
  • Digital brand management.

With 5–10 years’ experience, you can expect to progress to roles such as:

  • Communications manager
  • Community manager
  • Senior public relations and media relations A
  • Campaign strategy director.


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University of Melbourne Masters Programmes
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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. Read more

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.

WHO IS IT FOR?

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.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

A Master of International Journalism readies you for work in professional fields including:

  • Broadcast, print and digital journalism
  • International communications
  • Multi-national firms
  • Mobile and social media
  • Media advocacy


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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. Read more

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.

WHO IS IT FOR? 

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.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

On graduation from the Master of Publishing and Communications, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:

  • Book and magazine publishing
  • Editing
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Online media
  • Professional communications
  • Technical writing and editing.


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University of Melbourne Masters Programmes
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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. Read more

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:

DOCUMENTARY

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.

NARRATIVE

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop advanced, practical filmmaking skills including direction of actors, cinematography, sound recording and editing, production management, assistant directing and other fundamental principles of filmmaking
  • Learn how to research, develop, write and design a narrative or documentary short film
  • Acquire ability to critically and constructively critique your own and peers’ screen production work in the context of the broader history of screen culture
  • Graduate with an industry-standard, narrative or documentary short film.


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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. Read more

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Extend your creative abilities and business skills
  • Develop a sound understanding of the structure of the Australian film, television and allied industries
  • Demonstrate the capacity to produce a substantial short creative project working with a final year project of a VCA student.


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