The last decade has been one of unprecedented change in communications and media content, forms, technology and policy with wide-ranging implications for business, politics, public administration and everyday life. The Graduate Certificate of Communications and Media Studies provides the foundations for understanding key challenges posed by the emergence of digital media, globalisation and increasing levels of cross-cultural exchange. The degree is suitable for emerging professionals in communications and media industries as well as those wishing to expand their knowledge of this dynamic field. Skill development in critical thinking, writing and presentation in multicultural settings are designed to build learning success and enhance your career capabilities. Successful completion of this degree can count toward a Master of Communications and Media Studies for those who desire further study.
Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Arts.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
You have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course.
Graduate Certificate of Communications and Media Studies
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:
- explain diverse aspects of communications and media including policy, content and technology change over time
- relate communications and media theory to politics, public administration, business and the everyday
- analyse and critically evaluate a range of texts and cultural products pertaining to communication and media
- utilise research skills to undertake a short, guided research task
- communicate research findings in a range of formats to professional and non-professional audiences
The course comprises 24 points structured into three core units which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing communication and media studies.
Units are 6 points unless stated.
- Advanced academic skills
- Media, mobility and migration
- Communications theories and practices (12 points)
Progression to further studies
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Communications and Media Studies will be eligible for admission at entry point 2 into the Master of Communications and Media Studies.