Gain a comprehensive insight into advanced theoretical issues and complex problems experienced in communications practice. Building on your undergraduate studies, in communication or other disciplines, you will be encouraged to engage rigorously with a range of theoretical and practical communications issues.
Although this is a restricted course, individual units are available to all students with a bachelor’s degree. Please refer to the Application Process for more information on how to enrol.
The postgraduate Communication course objectives are to provide a professional qualification for those who work in the creative and communication industries and those who seek to do so. Broadly, as a result of studying this course, you will develop an understanding of key issues in the communications and creative industries that will build your skills and knowledge in current communication practices.
You will develop your understanding of media communication institutions, their histories, texts, practices and audiences. You will have the skills to theorise, analyse and write about communication issues at an advanced level and will be prepared for positions such as researcher, media manager, communications adviser and content provider.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Communication or another discipline. All interested students should contact Griffith University to determine their eligibility for this course.
How to Apply
This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by Griffith University before they can enrol in units through OUA.
Although this is a restricted course, individual units are available to all students with a bachelor’s degree. Students intending to complete individual units will still need to complete the application form.
Applications for the Graduate Certificate or Master of Communication are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.
Please complete the application form below.
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To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Communication students must complete four units.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
RPL/Credit may be awarded according to Griffith University policies and applicants are encouraged to contact the course coordinator for further information.
This course sits within a group of courses, giving you the flexibility to study towards different levels of qualification. The courses are listed from the highest to the lowest qualification.
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