The Graduate Diploma of Arts (Media and Communications) provides a broad range of writing and production skills valued in many sectors of the print, broadcasting and electronic media, such as radio production, journalism and information technology.
Graduates will be equipped with the kind of digital technology skills likely to be sought by a wide array of employers in the digital content industries. Graduates are also equipped with skills in content and project management and a range of generic skills that qualify them to actively contribute to the changing nature of work and vocational training in relation to the impact of media.
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Arts (Media and Communications), graduates may be eligible to progress to the Master of Arts (Media and Communications).
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Arts (Media and Communications), graduates will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate media texts across a range of platforms to demonstrate advanced knowledge of media and communications concepts and practices.
2. Cognitively analyse, generate and transmit solutions to key problems impacting the media in Australian and international environments in contexts that require self-directed work and learning.
3. Research, evaluate, and articulate advanced theoretical and practical concepts affecting media practice and transmit that knowledge to peers.
4. Apply high level, independent judgements in a variety of theoretical and professional practice contexts to design and implement advanced media products.
5. Use cognitive and create skills to initiate, plan and implement complex projects in a range of professional media environments.
6. Demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability to others in the creation and execution of projects, both theoretical and technical, in the field of media and communications.
The Swinburne graduate attributes signify that Swinburne intends that its teaching programs assist all its graduates to be:
- Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas and have an ability to engage in critical enquiry
- Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- Effective and ethical in work, community situations and reasoning skills
- Adaptable and able to manage change, and
- Aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (e.g. sociocultural, economic, natural)