Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication
Become a more persuasive media professional
Develop even further in your communications career and go after more hands-on roles in the media industry. In this course, you'll discover how to produce compelling content, plan events, and connect with audiences through diverse media channels.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 06 Feb 22
- 26 Jun 22
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Critically analyse media texts, practices, industries and audiences from a theoretical perspective, showing awareness of local, national and international contexts.
- Communicate scholarly ideas in effective and ethical ways across a variety of media platforms, showing advanced abilities in at least two areas of media production.
- Design and produce media content that responds to a changing and dynamic media environment to a professional standard.
- Reflect critically on your professional development to support collaborative media practices.
Entry into the Graduate Diploma requires:
A Bachelor’s degree and a major or equivalent in journalism, media studies or communications or relevant disciplines as determined by the College, such as a Bachelor of Science or Marketing, or: completion of the Graduate Certificate
Work and Life
Work experience of at least three years in journalism, public relations, or event management, and related professions, including science communication or marketing.
English Proficiency Requirements
English Language Requirements are: IELTS 7.0 (no individual band less than 6.5)
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication is a progressive, responsive diploma that prepares students for a career in the growing communication industries. Drawing and building upon the research expertise and unique industry links in the Media School, this diploma is designed to embed students in a future-focused environment, making them independent and critical communicators. Students in the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication will complete core units in media relations and writing, before choosing a specialisation in one of four areas of expertise: Public Relations; Science and Environment; Arts, Events and Culture. Each of these areas facilitates and encourages students to engage with leading research bodies, our key industry partners through placements and work-integrated learning, and major debates concerning our society. Based at The Media School but taught in blended mode (intensives, online delivery and face-to-face classes and supervision), students will have access to contemporary facilities that allow them to work alongside their cohort with state of the art technologies and equipment. Throughout their diploma, students will build a portfolio of work that demonstrates their mastering of key communication methods and skills. In the latter half of their diploma, students will undertake either a research-led or practice-led major project, after undertaking an associated unit preparing them for this autonomous, supervised project that further develops their specialisation area.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
Year 1. 4 subjects in the first year including:
- TAS-HEJ509 Strategic Digital Media
- TAS-HEJ510 Public Relations
- TAS-HEJ511 Introduction to Strategic Communication
- TAS-HEJ513 Arts and Cultural Events
Year 2. 4 subjects in the second year including:
- TAS-HEJ708 Professional Internship
- TAS-HEJ715 Communicating Science
- TAS-HEJ719 Multiplatform Storytelling
- 1 elective
Satisfactory completion of 8 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 3 years from commencement.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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