Graduate Diploma in Communications
Course code: 3916 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipComm ~ Total credit points required: 48 points ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
The Graduate Diploma of Communications offers advanced study of global communications and media. The social, economic, aesthetic, strategic, public, technological and organizational dimensions of global communication are explored. The degree canvasses the nature of media, networks, publics, audiences, and flows. Students study research methods and communication theory
Students completing this course will have: 1. an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. developed sound analytical skills; 7. developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.
Students must complete a maximum of 48 points at level 4; all units are worth 12 points:
Students must complete the following:
Students may complete up to 24 points from the following:
After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with a Graduate Certificate in Communications.
Upon successful completion of the graduate diploma with a credit average, students may apply for entry into the Master of Communications.
Associate Professor Peter Murphy and Dr Sue Yell