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Graduate Diploma of Journalism, Media and Communications


Course Description

Introduction
This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type.
International students please refer to International Services at www.utas.edu.au/internationalThe postgraduate coursework program in Journalism, Media and Communications aims to produce expert, independent and entrepreneurial communicators. Designed for those wanting to promote and implement change across a range of social, environmental, political and business settings, the course helps you todevelop advanced analytical and critical skills and professional-level communications expertise. You will learn to communicate in writing and visually to an advanced level, develop knowledge of the strategic and political communications fields and media industries, and produce and engage with traditional and emerging media platforms and practices.
Enrolment in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma is available from semester 2, 2014, and (subject to approval) in a one-year or two-year Masters from semester 1, 2015. You are able to articulate from a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma into a Masters course, dependent on satisfactory completion of studies.
The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and two-year Masters are designed for students who wish to build on bachelor degrees in any field including, but not limited to, science, health, social work, arts, business or law to become professional and effective communications specialists. The one-year Masters is designed for a) graduates with significant relevant industry experience who wish to update and enhance their skills in media and communications, while also undertaking a period of sustained research or creative practice on a related topic, and b) graduates of an honours degree in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent, who wish to pursue further professional-focused study.
Students may be able to complete an internship, including with NGOs, arts and community groups, development organisations, public relations and political consultants, and science and health institutions.

Objectives
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to produce creative and effective media and communications, working independently and within related industries.

Career Outcomes
Work in media and communications and related industries, including in public relations, environmental and science communications, political, corporate and government communications, development organisations, health institutions, arts and community groups, freelance and news journalism.

Course Abbreviation
GradDipJMC

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree or equivalent

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