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Graduate Certificate in Digital and Social Media
Connect and communicate the human dimensions of the internet
Write for websites and social media. Unpack how power and politics manifest online. Leverage online communication tools and styles to get your message across. Compare the everyday world with the digital space, and see where the two cross over.
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At the completion of this degree students will be able to:
- understand and apply at an advanced level key concepts of Internet Studies and apply transdisciplinary thinking to the application and creation of ideas concerning networked technologies of information and communication
- think critically, creatively and reflectively so as to imagine, design, use and critique networked technologies of information and communication
- conduct advanced scholarly and professional research to find, access, organise, evaluate and synthesise information through a variety of media and apply that information to the construction of knowledge
- communicate and facilitate communication through a variety of media, for different purposes, and for different audiences
- use the Internet and related networked technologies of information and communication with an understanding of the complex interaction of political, cultural, and economic forces that constitutes technology as social
- further develop skills and knowledge through independent research and self-directed learning
- understand and utilise in their research and work the complex interplay of local, national and global factors that influence and are expressed through the Internet and networked technologies of information and communication
- recognise and value cultural difference and understand its significance in relation to network technologies and their use in society for communication and information
- act ethically and responsibly to use, sustain and expand the social, business and cultural networks that exist via the Internet, when working independently and in teams.
The internet is now an essential part of the media and communications environment in society and is part of most people’s everyday lives. This degree will enable you, depending on the choices you make in the subjects you study, to work in a number of fields of employment: internet communications, social media, marketing and public relations; internet content management; internet policy and regulation; online research and analysis; virtual communities; website design and development; online media production; web publishing and more. Your studies will also lead to careers in more traditional media and information industries that are now moving online, as well as any corporate entity, public or private, that utilise online communications.
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/?rdr=coursefinder. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific degree entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a 3 or 4 year bachelors degree in any field from a recognised tertiary education institution. Students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) or Bachelor of Arts (Digital and Social Media) from Curtin University are not eligible for entry to this degree.
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Students without a bachelor degree may be eligible for entry based on extensive and relevant recent professional experience. If admitted on the basis of work experience, no credit for recognised learning will be granted.
Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.
Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all required supporting documentation for a formal assessment.
To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/
It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.
More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning manual (PDF).
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This degree was previously known as Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications.
The Graduate Certificate in Digital and Social Media provides you with an opportunity to learn some of the key aspects of the human dimensions of the Internet: how people network, collaborate, and share information through Internet communications, media and design. Depending on choice of subjects, you will develop skills in one or more of: creating, maintaining and managing online communications for personal and commercial interactions, as well as gaining knowledge of the social and cultural contexts within which those interactions occur. The approach is interdisciplinary: you develop skills in websites, public communication, social network management, collaboration via virtual organisations, and web media production. At the same time you will understand the political, economic and social changes associated with the Internet. By taking this degree, you will add to your existing qualification a basic level knowledge and skills needed for you to become an astute, engaged professional communicator via the Internet.
Successful completion of 4 subjects.
This degree is an exit award to the Graduate Diploma in Digital and Social Media and Master of Digital and Social Media.
Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications has undergone a degree title change in 2020. It is now known as Graduate Certificate in Digital and Social Media
Students enrolled in the current version of the degree will be advised of the new version and title by e-mail and official communication. Those who wish to transfer to the new version and receive the new title on their award will be able to be transferred to the new version of the degree.
For further information regarding this change, you may contact Curtin University at MCASIStudents@curtin.edu.au.
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